First off I'm not a blogger but I have a question/statement that doesn't seem to go anyplace else.
Am I the only one who thinks the president has given in to the repubicans enough? This last go around about death benefits for veterans families. I can see where the families need the money. I would certainly fall into that category. But....if Obama gives in here isn't he just setting himself up for more piecemeal,paying out to progams of the republicans choosing? And wouldn't that just encourage them to hold the american people hostage anytime they choose. The republican party reminds me of a two year old throwing a temper tantrum. They'll hold their breath till they turn blue in the face, stomp their feet and whine till someone puts their foot down. I think its time Obama put his foot down. Squarely on their necks would be my preference but I'll take what I can get.