Thursday, December 29, 2011 6:21:00 AM
... I was on Capitol Hill the day the month-long fight over passing a Continuing Resolution (instead of a budget) ended with a debt reduction of $38 billion per year -- what we spend every four days and borrow every nine... It was shameful. Then, on May 31, 2011, Dutch voted for a "clean" debt ceiling increase. That was the day I knew. Three days later the Baltimore Sun published my letter of dismay.