I don't have strong enough words, without using profanity, to describe how disgusting the actions of Congress are and have been for some time now. The latest action was the near-shutdown. Congress is too involved with mudslinging, one party against the other, ignoring the real people out there who would have been seriously impacted by a shutdown.
For Congress to play games and threaten to shut down the government, but still expect essential employees to come to work is ludicrous. Federal law enforcement, soldiers, TSA employees, and others would have been forced to come to work and carry out their duties, but not get paid for it until the government started back up. The thought of that is insane. After all this threatening and grandstanding, Congress finally compromised by cutting $38 billion from the budget. Wow! That is a whopping 1 percent of Spending. So Congress saved a penny on the dollar. What heroic work.