That is the question we have been asking for years. There is so much seperation between the two. Instead of working for unity, they were party against party. When a president steps up and talks to the parties, we might see improvement. If they all worked together, everyone would be better off. Will we see it? Probably not, but we could. Would the economy be better? Yes. One side wants this, the other this and that. Until there is common ground, it won't Remember 2001? Sept 11th? You saw a unity in America. Sadly, that would be the only way they see eye to eye, in the event of tragedy. Atleast we know if it was really bad, we would see common ground. This is just the way politics are. They never get to learn their lesson because nobody stands up and says anything. It's like two governments against each other. This is the reason we can't solve our problems right now with the economy. One side wants money, the other doesn't and so forth. This is why we are no longer first. The dollar has fell. China's economy is stronger. Lets just hope they learn before it is to late.