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Gridlock revisited (What? Already?)

My take on the recent election is that people have become exhausted with the apparent inability of government to actually accomplish anything.

The clatter of contradicting agendas crashing into each other has given everyone a major headache. The power shift created by the election was hoped to be the answer, as if to say, "We don't care which party runs the show. Just get the job done."

We had a week of euphoria, thinking, "OK, now we are going to see some action." Even if we disagree with the outcome, we understand that this is a democracy and that means a lot of compromise, not that everyone gets it exactly the way they want it.

But only ten days into the new deal and we are hearing exactly the same BS as before. Talk of shutdowns and credit defaults are filling the airwaves as the different factions within the party in power go at each other instead of those other guys.

It seems to me that it should be easy to see that this is the worst thing possible for the country and our economy. We thought we would end this kind of useless bickering by shifting all the power to one party. Apparently, as Buford Tannen said to Marty McFly (Back to the Future, Part 3) right before he shot him, "You thought wrong, Dude!"


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