Well it happened again, as everyone predicted. The Repubs caved as usual. Got nothing for it. Like the Peanuts cartoon, Lucy pulled the football for the umpteenth time just as Chuck was about to kick it. Boehner could have pulled a Harry Reid last night, and declared the Senate Bill DOA and not voted on it. But doing that requires balls, and Reid, Pelosi, etc. has them and Boehner and most Repubs do not. Republicans have been trying to reduce debt and balance budget for decades. Every effort has failed. Every effort WILL fail. The American people do not want their gravy train taken away. Americans do not even have the stomach to survive a park being closed for a few days. Their reliance on govt to provide for them is beyond comprehension. It is time for the Republicans to realize this and give it up. Join the Democrats on spending freely on the indulgence of pleasure, and at least make sure 1/2 of it goes to their base.