Now that it is a problem, Obama is up to his usual tricks and trying to avoid responsibility, as he does with all his bad policies and failures.
The suggestion by congressional Republicans that school lunches should be cut is sadly predictable. Our government is being held hostage by a small group of thugs utterly disconnected from real consequences.
As American voices grow ever louder and evidence-based concern grows for such key issues as climate change, gun violence and social inequality, congressional Republicans simply double down on their stonewalling in deference to their corporate donors.
It's high time for a revolution at the polls to return actual representation, ethics and sound judgment to our government.
Our never-ending budget fiasco can be laid at the feet of both the Democratic and Republican parties as well as the newest petulant kids on the block, the tea party.
Finger-pointing and spewing rhetoric designed to blame the “other” party appears to be their sole purpose, and their actions, or inaction, jeopardize not only our economy but the global economy, as well as giving credence to the term “ugly American.”
They refuse to acknowledge that compromise is not a four-letter word to be avoided at all costs, and seem to think that the concepts of “beholden to” and “service” are one and the same.
It's time these miscreants grow up and do their jobs.
Why are Republicans upset about the prospect of deep budget cuts?
That's their entire plan for our economy, and it's been their only plan for the last 30 years. They should be overjoyed.
And unless there's a last-minute rescue, now's our chance to see how well that idea works.