To paraphrase Norm Crosby;
Christopher Columbus would have made a fantastic politician, because when Columbus started out he didn't know where he was going. When he got there he didn't know where he was. When he returned he didn't where he'd been.
And he did the whole thing on somebody else's money.
If we don't do our part to pitch in and the politicians in Washington don't do their part to pitch in then pretty soon we won't have a part to pitch in.