How did we get into this mess anyway?
Political pundits say it's the large number of legislators with two or less years in office - 170 of 425 congressmen and 27 of 100 senators.
Normally a bill is introduced and goes to a bipartisan subcommittee, requiring majority agreement, then to a bipartisan full committee, going through the same process. When it clears, it's sent for a vote in the House and Senate. A passed bill goes to the president for his signature or veto. But these rookies are ignoring the process.
Our president's first political position was as an Illinois senator in 1996. After four years, he lost a bid for U.S. senator, ran again in 2004 and won. In 2006, he got his party's nomination for president and won. With only 10 years of experience he becomes chief executive. No wonder he says you have to play by my rules or I'm taking my ball and going home.
There are multiple avenues open to the president. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew is blowing smoke when he says he can't do anything.
The driving force behind the mess is appropriations, commonly known as pork. Controlling this would put a halt to the deficit, requiring dirty words in Washington - a balanced budget.
What we have here, boys and girls, is a bunch of selfish brats who don't give a rat's behind for you and me, only about their own agenda. Our agenda should be throw the rascals out.