The US Congress is supposed to be back in action today, but don't hold your breath for many actions.
This is one of the reasons why voters should also be cleaning The House and The Senate on election day.
With weeks away from the danger of another government shutdown, the Republican leaders are not leading much.
The seven-week vacation should indicate to most intelligent Americans that a change has got to come from the top and all the way down to local government fat cats who say but do not do anything for the people they are sworn to represent and protect.
Election year politics will be the business at hand as obstructionists try to run out time and tie the hands of the Obama administration.