Washington is exhibiting middle school behavior and each American person will suffer for it. An article in AP tells some opinions of non-politicos at http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_BUDGET_BATTLE_TOO_HUMAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT.
Here's a quote:
"Coloroso, author of "The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander," sees too many politicians acting like the mean girl who taunts unpopular classmates in the cafeteria.
"Bullying is about contempt for the other person," Coloroso said. "Do you see how that fits with some of the people in Congress? Utter contempt, bullying, wanting to bring somebody down. You cannot resolve a major issue like a budget with name-calling, with disdain for the person you're supposed to be working with."
The article goes on to talk about procrastination:
Human brains are wired to put off the unpleasant, says "The Procrastination Equation" author Steel.
We postpone starting a diet, put off going to the gym, keep meaning to write those thank-you notes. Congress members are masters of this.
"They're pretty much the worst, hands down, of any group we ever investigated," said Steel, who has researched procrastination for more than a decade. "They're worse than college students."
Seems to me they're in their "terrible twos" and unwilling to give in. It's like a continuous "am...am not...am...am not" session between kindergartners.
Of course with the sequester, there are elements of the Republican party who don't care if it occurs and most of the country suffers. It makes you wonder which of their supporters will BENEFIT from it. Find out who is making money from something and you can understand the actions of political factions like the Tea Party.