Once more, to the brink

Today, if Republicans and Democrats in Congress fail to reach agreement, funding for much of the federal government will run out and many of the services it renders and duties it performs will begin to shut down.

That appeared less likely to occur late Thursday, as leaders of both parties said they were nearing agreement on a plan to keep the government operating through next September.

But the script is becoming repetitive and frustrating to most Americans: Leaders of both parties blast the opposition while scrambling to see if they can use a shutdown to improve their parties’ odds for victory in the next election. Also, fringes of both parties try to attach their favored measures to any compromise, whether it’s taxes on the rich or forced approval of a controversial pipeline.

The political catfighting and brinksmanship are getting old.


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Not only is gamesmanship getting old, it is bankrupting the country.  In case you haven’t looked lately, country means each of us, you and me.  Despite sending many conservatives to Congress in the elections of 2010, the “good ol boy” and “go along to get along” network still rules in Congress.  The only solution fellow Americans is to fire theirs and hire ours.  Many worthless politicans from both parties will be up for relection in 2012.  It is critical that each voter, wake up, smell the coffee and get educated if your representatives are doing the job you elected them to do.  If not, vote them out of office and let’s get some new blood flowing in Washington D.C.  Folks, the alternative is, more of the same and how much longer can we afford that?

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