Politics turns to 'Lord of the Flies'
Almost 1,000 days have elapsed since both chambers of Congress passed a budget for the federal government. Our constitution “shackles” Congress with only a few requirements. Passing a budget is at the top of the list. For the first two years of President Obama’s term, Democrats controlled all three branches of government, with strong majorities in the House and Senate. It would have been easy to pass a budget with the Democrats’ vision for wise disbursement of federal funds and for curtailing the escalating levels of federal debt. That didn’t happen.