Be careful Irv, you or I may come over to the dark side and start agreeing on some things. :D\n\nYou speak heresy sir. :p\n\nThis is exactly what I'm looking for in the US discourse. An exchange of ideas, compromise and implementation. If it doesn't work, re-evaluate why and try again. I'm just frustrated that both parties are 'locked in' and we're just spinning our wheels and important domestic issues (climate crisis, infrastructure, health care, etc.) go unattended.\n\nI'm tired of being two or three steps behind obvious problems, with a finger up our posterior.\n\n\nThat's why I'm an independent. For example, I am pissed at both parties for not renewing the unemployment insurance extension and another stimulus check. A lot of people are suffering for reasons they're nearly powerless to remedy, and it would be nice to see funds going to people who need it desperately, rather than tax cuts for hedge fund managers and real estate developers. On the other hand, I'm not in the mood for bailing out some really irresponsible state and local governments, like in CA and OR, two states I used to reside in. Both annoy me with their policies. Oregon especially. However, Pelosi and McConnell should have figured something out. I'm ashamed of them both.\n\nI agree with your point on domestic issues. Squared. But you know that.