Thank you Tom! All good points and very well said.
It is a broken system and starting somewhere to clean up the mess is better than never starting. It costs money to do clean ups and fix broken systems. What is not understood (or is refused to be seen?) is that is costs MORE money to function with a broken system!
Congress needs to be voted out if they are not going to work for the good of the nation. Politics was never meant to be a profession. It was originally intended (in this country) to be a time of service to one's country, and then stepping down. We were not supposed to have the kind of government that needed the Teddy Kennedys and other long term politicians to get things done.
Maybe that's one reform we need to push... term limits for all offices.