Election campaigns are firing up and the budget and debt ceiling debates continue to gain steam as the political world grinds along. Every day I'm convinced I've heard all possible explanations for why the economy is how it is. And every day I'm proven wrong.
I recently sent an email to my senator, Kay Hagan, expressing my dismay over the Senate’s inability to pass a budget. I received a response two weeks later (no not a hand written letter, but a generic, automated, electronic response). She stressed her concern for the debt and assured me her colleagu