Yeah, I know, I know. Stupid head liberal dicks, money for icky poor people...whatever. The only point in the article is that in our national government, the Republicans have been offered ENORMOUS, historical concessions just to avoid the catastrophic damage the debt ceiling problem would cause and they keep walking away from it because they would have to accept it from a Democrat! This is an absolute travesty! Government IS compromise. That's the design. I send a guy, you send a girl, someone else sends a different guy and they hammer out deals that hopefully gets all three of us something. It's not always fair and sometimes results in inequity, but refusing to play the game you've been hired for is just irresponsible and potentially dangerous.