Yesterday, September 29, 2013, Barney Frank, a writer and for member of the U.S. House (representing Massachusetts,) published an opinion piece, Taking the Government Hostage, in the Maine Sunday Telegram. Barney Frank uses plain English, and he is unafraid of and will not tolerate obfuscation, which is refreshing in a journalist. This is the best description I have found for the situation out Congress has placed us in, regarding our economy and the Affordable Care Act. I am unsure of the protocol for reprinting a newspaper piece, so I ask that you click the title link above, and read this. It is important! That’s Taking the Government Hostage by Barney Frank.