This video illustrates better than words ever can just how completely broken our government is:
Any legislation that might actually help stabilize our economy gets gummed up by endless bickering and grandstanding, just like with the debt ceiling debacle, just like with the threatened government shutdown last year, and on, and on, and on.
In the meantime, legislation that tramples on the US Consititution, such as the provisions in the NDAA, get bipartisan support.
The part that really makes me angry, is how all of this is being played like a game. Both sides continue to try to one-up each other, to take us all closer and closer to the brink in some insane game of chicken, with talking heads in the media acting as ESPN commentators cheering them all on.
Meanwhile, our lives out here in the real world are on the line.