The problem right now is pansy ass liberal leadership and a conservative group that is so full of Tea Party ass-hats that the country cannot work. First I will address the less evil of the two, the pussy ass liberal leadership.
Why is Barack Obama, the President of the United States of America the one that has been carrying out negotiations with the GOP leadership? Easy because Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the liberal leadership are to weak to say anything. The President should be the last line of defense in this, not the go to guy.
The main issue with the Congress right now is the Tea Party. The Tea Party are ridiculous. How do they expect anything to get done if compromise is not part of the story? By continuing with an all or nothing approach they have successfully prevented the government from doing it's job. I understand the thought process behind "representing your constituents", but are you going to tell me that all the people who voted for you are so black and white in their thought process? No they aren't, Tea Partiers you were elected to represent all people in your state, not just those who agree with the way you think. You are effectively throwing the entire country into all these issues because if the rest of congress doesn't play by your rules then you are going to take your ball and go home....fuck yourself.
And this is from someone who doesn't think raising the debt limit all the time is the answer and supports a constitutional amendment requiring the US Government to balance their budget. You need to compromise, not because it's the right thing to do, but because it's your FUCKING JOB