I honestly don't understand how anyone can answer "no" on this one. The bipartisan system is obviously very flawed, and this continuing "fiscal cliff" news is exposing that reality. Right now, we have two parties that seem so radically opposed to one another that they can't get anything done without disagreeing. Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, often rejects any bill House Speaker John Boehner sends his way simply because he knows he won't agree with it. Yet, the media never reports on that. They are showing this "fiscal cliff" news and that each side is so firmly set in their ways that they're not budging. A deal should have been reached before the holidays, but no, they're too busy arguing and trying to fight something neither side will win. Sure, they may all know the end result, but why don't they put everything aside and get there in five hours as opposed to ten weeks? Simply put: The House is bitterly divided into two parties. That's how it has been for at least six years now. Many people weren't aware of it. Now they are, thanks to the fiscal cliff news. Yes, it has been this way for a while, but this is a sign to the people that something needs to be changed. Congressional term limits or a Third Party Initiative, perhaps? Either way, this reality is a sign that's showing the people a truth that's been around for a while.
The fiscal cliff discussion has largely literal refusal to address a major issue in preference of calling the other party idiots. Gee, there's a first. I suppose it's a sign but if it's one that anybody needed then they haven't been paying one second of attention the last four years, it's divided as it's ever been and the congress is statistically the most useless and inactive one in decades.
The lack of cooperation between the two parties has become extremely hindering to the U.S. as a nation. We should not be arguing with each other, rather coming together to decide what would actually work better for the people. The power-struggle and money spent towards arguing has annoyed more than just myself, I am sure.
I don't believe there is actually much disagreement between the two parties. They both pretty much already know what the agreement they are going to "reach" will entail. The idea that they are so opposed to each other that they can't come to an agreement just serves to make it seem as if voters have a choice. The hype about the fiscal cliff is deeper than the cliff itself. If the country were actually in such danger it would be shameless for them to go off on Christmas holiday, which they all did, and have yet to return to serious business. They already know what they are going to do, and it will be some middle ground that they all support.