Now that the fiscal cliff is temporarily avoided, it is time for real long term solutions. We need to reduce the expense of government programs, decrease long term debt requirements and jump start our still struggling economy.
Consider This: Most Americans, Democrat and Republican alike, voiced their displeasure with the actions of Congress during recent negotiations.
However, even though people say they want to see bipartisan teamwork, when that happens most times Republicans get skewered for increasing taxes and Democrats are criticized for cuts to favored programs. It's a no win game, and that doesn't create an environment for collaboration.