We might wish we could run our households the way Congress runs the federal government but we can’t. Members of the U.S. house and senate are involved in the squabble that occurs a couple of times each year over legislation that would give our government continued authority to spend our tax payer dollars. Technically, Uncle Sam will run out of that authority at the end of this month, at midnight this Thursday night. At issue isn’t any attempt to curb spending so the federal government lives within it’s means, but rather over a move to expand the debt limit so the government can spend more. Republicans accuse Democrats of being unconcerned about the growing mountain of debt that’s facing our nation, but to be fair when Republicans had control of both houses of congress they didn’t do much to curb the governments appetite to spend money either. There will be an agreement that will allow the wheels of the federal government to keep turning after the looming deadline because there always is. In the meantime we’ll witness a lot of saber-rattling from leaders of both parties, and we’ll watch as congress plays another game of kick the debt can down the road so someone else has to worry about that debt somewhere down the road. That’s the way I see it.