The term “spending like a drunken sailor” dates back a couple of centuries. It refers to the fact that some sailors on shore leave would often spend all of their monthly pay in one night without concern for what they would live on for the rest of the month. It appears to me that these days that term would well apply to many of the members of Congress. The U.S. House on Tuesday approved a delay in discussion of the national debt sealing until December of next year as part of a measure that would give the government authority to spend tax payer dollars through December 3rd of this year. Largely absent from the house floor debate was any discussion of ways the federal government could cut it’s expenses or about the growing mountain of debt that our children and grand-children will be facing in the future. Apparently the thinking is that the debt is a problem someone else will have to deal with somewhere down the road. The newest spending plan is headed to the U.S. Senate now, and the republican leadership there says those issues will be discussed. In the meantime households, local and state governments in Ohio have to balance their budgets but there seems to be no desire to do so at the federal level. That’s the way I see it..