Well, our congress is at it again. They’re squabbling again about the debt ceiling, tying it in to future spending, and guess what? Nothing’s getting done! Shouldn’t be surprised but it sure is getting tiresome. The voters wanted a republican congress since we have a democratic president so we have a republican house that seems to be controlled by 50 tea baggers. I guess we can blame those people who are enthralled with a multi-party system; nothing like having a bunch of small parties that don’t answer to anyone and everyone’s constantly trying to form coalitions. Did anyone say Italy, Israel? Now I’m sure our elected yahoos are well intentioned, after all having a balanced budget and living within one’s means is a noble goal. But can someone explain to me how not paying one’s bills constitute balancing the budget? The debt ceiling has to do with paying our debts, the ones that have already been incurred. The annual budget is what determines where and how we’re going to spend our money, or need to borrow to cover any shortfall. Maybe they can’t grasp this because these are the same guys who fall all over each other to add earmarks and pork barrel spending to the budget after they drag their feet and pass the budget in the wee hours of the morning before adjourning and not knowing what went into the bill. It’s these same yahoos who can tell you we need to cut spending but then can’t tell you what projects they’re willing to eliminate. They want to eliminate the department of education but hey, why stop there? Let’s get rid of public schools and lunches all together. After all, if you can’t feed and educate your own children, why are you having them? And public transportation, who needs it? If you don’t have a car, stay home. And if more people stay home, we won’t need roads so government can get out of building highways and maintaining them. Great idea! And medicare, medicaid, Obamacare (which of course hasn’t even gone into effect but we won’t go there.) We won’t need that because people are responsible and responsible people always pay their own bills. We won’t go into responsible people who can’t get health insurance or the ones who lost their houses because they lost their jobs and couldn’t service their debt because if they had been responsible they would have been living within their means. So let’s see, we can cut down on the size of government because we can pretty much eliminate services because we don’t want to tax the wealthy and corporations because if we tax them they won’t have money to hire people. Of course we won’t mention that corporations and the wealthy are swimming in money but aren’t hiring. We also won’t mention that the 2 leading causes of the deficit have been tax cuts and the middle east wars because, well, that would be unamerican. Do you get the feeling that all of this is stupid? Congress has created this problem and want us to believe that the only way to solve their problem for them is by screwing the poor and the middle class even more. And the press seem to say that this is politics as usual. If it is, why are they devoting so much time this crap? Why not just let the house of cards come crashing down? Quietly. I guess I’m just saying, I’m really tired of this.