But what if a party stops cooperating? What if party “A” breaks the rules – as the House Democrats have done? Tit-for-tat demands that the offender be punished. Party “B” must mimic (proportionally punish) the other side, and make the offender experience negative consequences so that future infractions are deterred. Only through deterrence will the offender likely return to cooperative behavior. Tit-for-tat achieves the best overall outcome when one party refuses to play nice.
One thing is quite clear. The Biden team is on the defense. Nothing is working for them, and it is proving how ill-prepared they were to assume control of this country. Biden’s promise to unite the country was hollow, and if anything, we are more divided. As we head into the winter months, I fear for the country with the supply chain still broken and home heating adding to our “transitory inflation.”