Time for a new public service campaign, this one directed at members of Congress: "It gets worse." From POLITICO today:
Leadership is talking past each other. The conference is split by warring factions. And influential outside groups are fighting them.
The chaos has led to a sense of stalemate ...
House Republicans can't seem to accomplish anything even when there's no opposition.
House Republicans spent two days last week passing legislation that extended the authority of the government’s helium reserves, which Democrats would’ve allowed them to pass by unanimous voice vote.
On the other hand, here's hopeful news: We may yet avert a debt-ceiling crisis at no worse cost than the passage of a framework for some tax reform, details to come later, maybe.