New York (CNNMoney) - The fiscal year is nearly half over, but lawmakers are still shooting spitballs across the aisle over a very small part of the budget instead of doing what they should have done six months ago - fund the government for the rest of the year.
The grudge match over what to cut is "dysfunctional," said Robert Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a deficit watchdog group. "[The 2011 fight] has become a major distraction. They have much more important things to do."FULL STORY