HCR is telling us about the history of the financial business of Congress, and how political operatives use it to leverage things for their particular self interest. The Republicans are at it again in fooling around by not approving a raise in the debt ceiling. If our government fails to support it this time around, serious problems and disasters are on the horizon. The GOP got its big tax cut under Trump, and they want to keep it. So, they now want to shut the door on any spending to fix real problems that affect everybody else. It's not really complicated - you get what you pay for. What it costs to invest in the future (roads, infrastructure, social programs, etc) will pay back in improvements that re-energize our economy and allow those who have suffered under austerity to live decent lives. I
Stupidity and Ignorance based on cultural defiance, hatred, and fear is not, and cannot be, our destiny.