I agree Gary.
The checks and balances in the US political system have unfortunately recently contributed to the economic stale mate.
Political parties are now faced by the system the founding fathers created to co-operate with each other. That’s no bad thing. I believe most Americans are politically moderate and believe in fairness and co-operation.
Americans will not understand if the Republicans in the congress block Obama’s measures in finding a bipartisan solution to avoid the coming ‘fiscal cliff’ on January 1st. If this looming crisis goes unresolved, any hope for a US economic recovery is questionable.
The Republican Party are going to have to seriously re-invent themselves if they ever seek to be politically relevant again.