Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Is a half-step toward solving the country's budget and debt crisis good enough? The public perception and approval of Congress is about as low as it can go with little likelihood of improvement. There are more fiscal fights coming up in 2013 and chances are that the electorate will witness more tangling in Washington, especially if the economy doesn't advance more quickly. Both sides are playing for public sympathy. Right now, the President appears to have the public on his side and House Republicans seem to know that. It will be interesting to watch the posturing before the next showdown. Each side will again accuse the other of damaging the American economy, and citizens will have plenty of chances to take sides -- or say to hell with them all.