Week after week, anxious Americans sit by their television sets waiting for their local newscasters to offer heartening information regarding the looming debt ceiling debate and our ailing economy. Unfortunately, this news never seems to arrive. The president and Democrats continue to blame Republicans for our poor economy and for preventing the debt ceiling from being raised. Meanwhile, Republicans continue to bash the president and Democratic representatives for their tax-and-spend ideology. At the end of the day, who suffers? Average Americans.