We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I have a much better idea for those guys and gals: Begin your summer vacations now. Leave Washington. Enjoy America - it's really a nice place full of tons of good people, even if it is a bit warm in the summertime.
My trade is in the recycling business and therefore in the ballpark of environmental issues.
I have seen over the 30 years in my industry, watched our politicians fiddle with the governments effects on public good and free enterprise. It has always cost the taxpayers a fortune while solving little but making themselves feel very, very good. I fear this will be a bigger catastrophic event.