by Floyd G Brown, WesternJournalism.com:
The warring factions have left the summer heat of Washington, D.C. behind and are seeking to regroup for the fall offensive. Barack Obama is playing golf with the billionaires on Martha’s Vineyard. Senators and congressmen are either on foreign junkets or have gone home to hold town meetings in their respective districts.
But the quiet won’t last for long. Fall promises to erupt into full-blown verbal gunfire as the critical issues facing America can no longer be ignored by the governing elite.
First on the agenda is the continuing resolution (CR). A CR is the acceptance of appropriations failure. When the Congress is so dysfunctional that it fails to pass formal appropriations bills by the end of the U.S. government’s fiscal year, the leadership bundles existing programs into a giant CR to keep the government functioning.
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