One hundred-and-fifty-four years ago, Abraham Lincoln said "a house divided cannot stand." These words aptly fit today's political environment and our do-nothing Congress, whose goal is to block everything President Barack Obama puts before it even if it leads to ruin.
We saw more damning evidence recently when Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., warned the chairman of the Federal Reserve that this year Congress will not be able to get its act together to prevent an economic disaster. It's up to the Fed to do whatever is necessary. ("Bernanke: Recession likely if Congress doesn't act," Tribune, July 18)
This stalemated state of affairs dashes any hope that our elected leaders can pull together for the good of the county.