Here's what I Sent to The Hill--the DC weekly newspaper --when they asked me to contribute recently to their Punditspeak feature. Their question of the week:
What Should Be the Top Priority for Congress  in the Second Session?
Top priority? Get out of town? If not---Do no harm.
Don't adopt more tax cuts that increase inequality  and deficits.
Don't adopt an energy bill  that lards more subsidies on industry and increases dependence on foreign oil.
If there was chance of a positive agenda--undo the harm already done:
Pass a requirement that Medicare  negotiate best price for drugs for seniors (reversing prescription drug benefit bill).
Pass a requirement limiting media consolidation (reversing FCC/omnibus bill ).
Reverse labor department regulations stripping workers of overtime .