It's simply not true that BOTH parties refuse to work with the other. The Republicans have consistently refused to work with Dems -- who have gone out of their way to make Republicans work with them.
The health care reform was FROM Republicans originally. For most of that year, Republicans said they would do anything they could to prevent it from passing. Dems TRIED to work withthem repeatedly, they refused. THEN they said that dems refused to work with them.
They are liars.
Most Amreicans, including most registered Republican voters, think the Bush tax cuts should expire for rich people. the Republicans in office refused repeatedly.
The Republicans in the Senate have engaged in unprescedented obstructionism. The ones in the House caused our credit rating to be downgraded.
You lean toward the people whose policies caused our current horrible economy? You're just wrong about that.
The war on women isn't ONLY about abortion (though insisting that pregnant women who want an abortion first have to pay a doctor to rape them,as is the case in some Republican-run states should seem excessive to everyone).
They want to shut down Planned Parenthood -- which provides screening and birth control for millions of women who can't afford it otherwise.
Publicly sexually humiliating a young woman, simply because she spoke out for health care for women was unconscionable. (And Romney ONLY objected to Rush calling her a WHORE, NOT his saying that she needs to post sex tapes of herself on the web -- come ON. That's disgusting.)
If YOU don't approve of abortion, don't get one. Don't decide that YOU and the government owns the bodies and lives of all pregnant women.
Then there's Ryan -- whose policies would prohibit many forms of birth control AND fertility procedures.
There's their opposition to women being paid equal wages for equal work.
Tax payers don't pay for abortions, private donors do. That's another lie Republicans tell.
Then there's the fact that many Republicans think that, if a woman is pregnant, it's impossible for her to have gotten that way from rape. That's a horrible thing to say to rape victims -- that the devastating crime against them wasn't a crime.
?????? Uh, the Dems took Republican ideas on health care to get their support -- which Republicans refused to give to ideas they had previously supported. That was because, as they themselves said, their NUMBER ONE PRIORITY was to regain power and prevent Obama being re-elected.
They were willing to ruin the country and the lives of most citizens, in order to regain power.
BTW, that healthcare act HAS improved things already. Young adults are on their parents' plans; livetime caps are gone (so someone with a chronic condition doesn't get refused care once they turn 14 years old, for instance).
Crucial screenings -- which save money and lives -- are covered. Seniors are paying less and less for their meds -- which was a change Bush had made, and which was impoverishing many seniors.
Obama has extended the life of Medicare -- Ryan and Romney want to end it.
Tens of thousands of people needlessly die every year due to lack of care; that won't happen beginning next year.
Fewer people will be forced to use the most expensive option -- emergency room care. That will save tons, as well as improve health.
The Supreme Court has already ruled it constitutional. Dunno what planet you were on when they did that.
No, it isn't mob style to any SANE person.
You don't see any good from allowing people who were brought here as small children being able to serve in the military, get jobs, go to college, and drive cars? HUMANS have no problem finding the good in that. It's downside is that it doesn't cover enough people, and isn't really amnesty at all.
If you stopped listening ONLY to liars, and started using reliable sources of information, you'd be a LOT less confused.