Do you ever get the feeling everbody is playing us for the fool? The Republicans in the House have all the cards. They're constitutionally endowed with the power of the purse. If all the Rs in the House coudl be replaced with one ruthless gambler who knew, it would be game over. How so? Well, first theHouse has to take its own rhetoric about our national finance as seriously as they expect us to. Second, they pass a budget and go home. Why go home? Because government is going to 100% completely shut down until its passed. When the Constitution deals you all the Aces why in the world wouldn't you open with all the chips on the table?