Thanks for the post, Mark, some of us might think closing it down is not a bad thing. As it is the "compromise" didn't do anything toward lowering the debt. Maybe we need one more election cycle to get some people with "ganas".
One would also wonder if all this government is really necessary? I think at the state level folks are beginning to understand what happens when you have public service unions. The taxpayers are held hostage to the folks we are hiring! The dems like the arrangement, as they get more money from the unions as they vote to give the unions more money. Basically the taxpayers are paying to keep the dems in office!