Thoughts From An Independent Our infrastructure is slowly crumbling, the crisis at the southern border is not improving, our national and trade deficits are both rising, 40,000 Americans die in gun violence every year, 40 million Americans still have no health coverage at all, a college education is financially out of reach for most Americans. And...The President and Congress can't seem to do anything about any of this. So, who is to blame?? Donald Trump? Nancy Pelosi? Mitch McConnell? Elizabeth Warren? NO!! These lawmakers are simply doing the job they were elected to do. By insisting on a "MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY!" tribal, no compromise approach to governing, both Democrat AND Republican voters have brought this situation upon themselves, and as long as this childish mentality by both sides continues, there will be no progress. So - Will both sides realize one day that neither side is going to get everything they want, that compromise is really not a dirty word, and working together will accomplish more than sitting apart hissing at each other? Or are we in for more of the same? Judging by the tone of these posts, I'm leaning toward the latter. An old comic strip once said: "We have seen the enemy......and it is us!"