Alright you so-called big boys and girls in the congress, you've had your fun playing your game of chicken and waiting until the last minute before you actually get something accomplished, but the time for the fun and games is over now, it's time to actually do the jobs you were sent to DC to do. In other words, crap or get off the pot.
It doesn't take that much effort to put together a deal that all sides can live with but instead both sides want to be able to paint the other as the reason we're failing to get a deal done. Uh, how about both sides (or should I say all sides since it seems that there are more than 2 parties at work here) sit down and throw the cards on the table as to what they want and will trade away in favor of what they'll eventually be able to get.
Increase revenues? Really, that's what the Democrats want so desperately?! Give it to 'em if you must but make them take those revenues from places they really don't want to have to hit. Yeah, I know, that won't get the deal done, will it?!? Instead the Dems will just say the GOP wants to protect the rich and save the tax-cuts rather than doing the right thing.
Meanwhile the GOP wants a shorter term deal so they can have the whole thing repeated before the next major election. Can't say I blame them because if they gave in and gave Obama and company a blank check it would let him off the hook and simply punt until the next President is in office. Yeah, I said it, the next President. At the rate things are going Obama is headed for Jimmy Carter territory - one term and done.
But... well, it is possible to compromise if the parties are willing. If they both dig in their heals and wait for the other to blink they'll all lose and so will we. It's time. Heck it's past time. Something needed to be done already and yet it hasn't happened because neither side wants to compromise. They've forgotten the meaning of the word and both refuse to budge.
I wish we could flush 'em all but most voters are too inept to do anything about it, or they refuse to believe it's their Congress-critters that are the problem. Personally I think every single stinkin' one is the problem and want 'em all gone. The longer they've been there, the more they need to go, but that doesn't exclude any of the freshmen that were new there from the last election cycle. They all stink and every single one of them should be sent packing in favor of sending in people that might get things done.
Lets get things done and move on so that perhaps, maybe, there'd be a chance that the economy could again become the focus so we could grow some revenues and get the additional funds we need out of tax dollars for employees that have finally gotten jobs again.