I had a different idea for a blog article this week but – I made the mistake of watching a couple of talking heads tell the world how the federal government should fix the fiscal mess they’ve created and why the other side was completely wrong. If DC doesn’t do what they want the resulting fiscal crisis will be entirely the fault of the other party and people playing politics with the country’s future, etc., etc., etc. Fill in the name of any politician, it doesn’t matter. I’m a problem solver and if you’ve talked with me or visited my website you know that I truly believe that when reasonable people come together and act reasonably, there is no problem that can’t be solved. Well, I think I just found one. Your problems will probably pale in comparison when you think of the mess both political parties have created and now they’re acting like six year olds unwilling to admit that someone else’s idea may have merit. No one is exempt from this mess. So folks in DC, here’s the solution – put the shovels down. Do what every other business person in the country is trying to do – get the best common sense solutions identified and implement the one selected by consensus. Stop the politics until the problem is rectified. If you can’t be part of the solution at least stop being the problem. Get the heck out of the way and let the American people do what they do best – tackle the problem head on, find the solution and implement it.