All this talk about budget deficits, billions of dollars, and the possibility that the TOPS award my son has worked so hard for may disappear has had my anxiety level at migraine-producing levels all week. I'm a firm believer that knowledge is power, so I started doing some research into what defines a middle class family in Louisiana.
As Americans went to sleep on Friday night, deep budget cuts were going into effect. They were the result of a failure by our elected officials to agree on a course of action. The division in Washington appears to have no end.