The Republicans have come up with their infrastructure counter-proposal, and it is just as horrible as you would expect. This isn’t just because they didn’t want to do it, it is because they genuinely don’t know how to govern anymore. The party has spent so much time being sycophantic yes men that they don’t remember how to be productive members of Congress. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced