(1-8-13) First it was the fiscal cliff, and then it was the dairy cliff and now it's the debt ceiling cliff.
The fiscal cliff issue was "resolved,: but only as a stop-gap temporary measure, wherein only half of the tax revenue targets and were met and none of the spending reductions targets were met.
Also there has been a temporary nine-month kicking the can down the road of the so-called dairy cliff, wherein the House was able to pass an emergency temporary measure, once again effectively extending spending from last year's agriculture bill to prevent milk and other dairy prices from doubling.
Again this was a temporary measure. And that's what we have become -- a temporary government. Everything that is now done by the US government is done on a temporary or what is legally defined as a stop-gap measure bills.
A stop gap measure is temporary as opposed to the passage of an appropriation for a bill.
In fact the United States government has had no budget or new fiscal initiatives passed in Congress in the past six years.