Can't spend our way out of our troubles

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CST; updated 9:21 a.m. CST, Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Is it just me or does anyone else question the abilities of those in Washington to balance a checkbook or comprehend simple arithmetic?  I add that neither party holds a monopoly in such failings. I suppose those involved in governing have far too many weighty issues on their collective plates to be concerned with an entity so mundane as fiscal responsibility, but to those of us who must deal with day-to-day reality, that simply does not fly.