Budget Passed: Congress Kicks the Can Down the Road

Congress congratulated itself for, once again, “saving” us all from its own disfunction. We know by now, however, that there is more can kicking and partisan bickering to come.

Kicking the can down the road.
Kicking the can down the road.

Although Congress reached a last-minute budget deal, the next critical deadline has been pushed to the end of the year, just in time for it to be used as a political football during primary elections.

The shutdown was just a small manifestation of more institutional problems in our system of government: that representatives are no longer accountable to the average voter.

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What do we have to look forward to?

Lawmakers and the White House have agreed to fund the government and raise the debt limit for only a few months.  You can bet we can expect more of the same, sensationalized headlines, filibusters, and finger pointing.

Even as a deal is approved partisan talking points are appearing on Twitter:

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