What the media never reminds everyone of or do many people realize is that this ineptness inability by Congress to agree on a federal budget didn't start yesterday, or last week, or last month, it started over a freakin' year ago in October, 2011!!! The ba$tards couldn't agree then and they can't agree now. All they're interested in is saving their own jobs and getting relected. Just recently they took 5 weeks vacation leave with the budget issue still looming. Next, they didn't want to discuss it because of the election. How's that for representation folks? You voted for 'em; you got 'em.