I went to my first Christmas party this afternoon, and the latest budget proposal was the main topic of conversation. It was nice to be among well-dressed intelligent business people, and just listening to their opinions, but it was scary, too. "We owe too much, yet the spending continues, so WTH is the matter with DC " seemed to be the consensus. I almost feel sorry, for their sakes, that the Repubs are taking over in a few weeks, but maybe some things can be handled, like bringing up the bills from the House for a vote that Reid has shoved in his desk over the past few years. What a messy bottleneck he created by not doing his job by putting Party over the people they are supposed to represent!