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Judging by the latest antics in the US House of Representatives, we are all in for another rousing ride on the Republican deadline-defying hostage-taking carousel. Another year has passed with very little progress  from our government in terms of the major issues facing the vast majority of Americans today. If there is not a government shutdown due to failure to pass budget resolutions or default due to refusal to raise the debt ceiling, many will undoubtedly come to believe in miracles for the first time.

The latest attempt to derail the Affordable Care Act by defunding it in the House Budget resolution, along with the passage of huge cuts to food stamps in an economy that has been stalled in terms of employment, wages and incomes for most Americans, is adding insult to the injury heaped upon us by the sequester when Congress refused to deal with the budget last…

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