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Our national pastime: Gaming the system
By Byron McNutt

The bitter political battle in Washington is setting us up for at least 13 more months of contentious partisan gridlock. That will make the 2012 general election very interesting, but not in a good way. Odds are, Americans will become less enchanted with politics.
Groucho Marx once said, “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.”
Someone once explained our problem in these words: “When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 2:46 PM

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