Get out & push!
On June 2, 2009, history was made.
It was the first time that the governor of the state of Vermont ever vetoed a budget. It was quite a disappointment. Negotiations broke down, and a compromise couldn't be reached.
But I joined with more than 2/3 of the House and Senate in over-riding the Governor's veto.
The way I see it, we're all in the family car, out of gas, and we must make it up the hill. Everyone pushes, even Grandma. That's what the budget we passed does.
Some opponents of this approach say that Buddy, the strongest person in the car, shouldn't be asked to help, because he might defect to New Hampshire.
I say that the rule is, "Less whining, more pushing."