...I can say, without a doubt, I am embarrassed to admit that I work for the federal government, the same one that has put us all through absolutely absurd show of ludicrous posturing to arrive at this point let alone to arrive at whatever will be the conclusion. Man, this is truly shameful that our government, the one we elected into office cannot stop the spending and cut the deficit by balancing the budget or even just agree upon a budget.
You ought to think of firing the government after this poor showing. Start at the top with the politicians and next time around - vote in people with absolutely no political experience and make sure not a single one among them is a lawyer. It will take a bit of time but you can bet that Joe Everyguy and Jane Everygal would do a much better job in the long run - better than the lawyers in government now - because all that politicians (who are lawyers) know how to do is to argue and act like assholes from what I can tell.
All the best,