The initial problem with any government budget deal is well, the government spends too much money, there really isn’t much that can be done about that. The secondary problem is, the republicans wanted a 38 billion dollar emergency war fund without giving anything in return. In this deal, they get some of that money in return for a modest increase in spending. They’re still not happy. My guess is they wanted the threat of a government shutdown 2 weeks before Christmas to get a better deal. I’m sure democrats would have obliged that threat of a shutdown. The lack of compromise between parties and the White House is an issue that needs resolving. This country was built on compromise. The other factor that needs changing, all these self-centered, self-indulgent mouth-running groups on both sides of the aisle, need to stop crying and bitching when they don’t get their way. Expressing opinions is fine but, stop crying, stop trying to find criminal activity, stop screaming for investigation after investigation. People want this country to be better but, they’re not willing to put the effort into it. One has to wonder if they put they same lack of initiative into their personal lives. It would explain the sorry state of the American family which these same conservative groups blame on homosexuality, abortion and whatever else they blame it on. Our country was built on compromise, hard work and sacrifice not whining, crying, bitching, pissing, moaning and complaining. People blame the condition this country is in on politicians and the rich, NEWS FLASH! the rest of us are not innocent bystanders. Our lack of commitment to actually doing anything other than bitching will destroy this country faster than 158 rich families and 537 politicians! Translation: WAKE THE HELL UP! Stop listening to political pundants, news anchors, experts in this, that and the other thing, they all have an agenda that is detrimental to this country’s well-being! Also, none of them give a damn about this country or her people! I keep hearing how Bernie Sanders would make a good President, hes for the people. How many people know hes worth approximately 500 million dollars? Hillary Clinton, same thing, shes worth millions, there is no possible way either can relate to the guy making 15 grand a year. The Republican side is even worse. Donald Trump, we all know how much money he has. Only good thing about him, he has no filters and says what most Americans think. Jeb Bush, don’t get me started. We all know where his money and support comes from. Ben Carson, wildcard in the field, non-establishment but, still rich again, problems relating to those that are not. Carly Fiorina, also non-establishment but rich. That brings us to Rick Santorum, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz all of which are convenient constitutionalists and will challenge it when they don’t get their way. They are not fit to be President. Chris Christie, don’t know too much about other than he has cooperated with the Obama administration when it was for the betterment of New Jersey. Bobby Jindal, and Marco Rubio and the roughly 2 others whose name I can’t remember seem to be pretty much non-discript. Jindal said something stupid a while back I just don’t remember what it was. Bottom line is, they are all the same, democrats/republicans, it doesn’t matter who we elect, unless we take charge of this country, we are in for another four years of this crap.