Pilo, I agree with you 100%. Nothing will get done with the new republican dominated congress. They can't even agree among themselves on anything. Your comments were right on.
Slug, let's don't let this go too far in a negative way. I agree with you on many points. I am a registered democrat, but always vote for who I think is the best candidate, Republican or Democrat, and probably I should be an independent. I am retired, and semi-wealthy in today's world, and recently took a part time job, just to have something to stay busy two days a week, and I earned the minimum wage, $7.25 an hour. I can't imagine anyone who depends on this amount to pay rent, buy groceries, etc. Many of my fellow employees were college grads, fathers working a second job, etc., and lost their jobs during the recession. All hard working people. Those are the people I am concerned with, not the welfare queens. Hope this kind of clears the air a little bit.