A weekend edition of one of the state’s largest newspapers carried a short wire-service article with the following headline: “Congress on pace to pass fewer laws than ever.”

The article painted this possible scenario as bad for Americans. But those who recognize the damage Congress can do in terms of overspending, overregulating, and overtaxing ought to greet gridlock with some degree of relief.

Perhaps some folks on Capitol Hill agree with Thomas Woods‘ advice: “Don’t just do something — stand there!”