Journalism is about choices. With millions of Americans out of work, the press decided awhile back to put all of its labor into creating the Beltway Deficit Feedback Loop. Because journalists had become so inured to being led by the nose by the important people to whom they needed "access," they abandoned the American people. Their excuse? "Well, no one in Congress is doing anything about unemployment, so what's to cover?" Pop some popcorn and let's see where this takes us! Well, where it's taken us is "past the brink." Our political culture has been permanently altered for the worse.