Comments for: Are the nation’s challenges bigger than its leaders?

Posted Jan. 02, 2013, at 12:02 p.m.

Have the nation’s leaders ever seemed smaller? It’s hard to remember when. Unable to do what they all understood needed to be done, they created last year a congressional “supercommittee” that was meant to function as Congress had ceased to function. To guarantee its success, they established a fail-safe mechanism: …

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  • Anonymous

    what a disgusting deal we got. 2 billion in spending cuts, hundreds of billions in new spending and a debt track that will put us equal to greece by the end of the decade. Obama got his higher taxes, but again there were zero cuts. so much for balance. Neither parties vision protects america for the next generation, only a true balanced approach would do that

  • Anonymous

    All just a big show put on for the peasants so they won’t notice Rome is falling. Considering what we have become I have to say Good Riddance and hope we can rebuild it into something better this time.

  • Anonymous

    And neither side seems willing the cut the bloated Defense budget.

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