As a typical American I do not see any change in how business is being conducted in Washington. It's the same old partisan BS as in the past. Congress doesn't care about the welfare of average Americans. They don't care if people suffer because of their inability to work together for the common good. President Obama needs to match the key leaders of Congress with an equal number of plain ordinary citizens who know what it is like to get shut off notices from utilities, who know what it is like to rely on a Social Security check as PART of their budget, only to be notified that their check has been suspended or reduced because they made more money than the earned income limit, who know what it is like to have no money and wait 21 days until their Social Security check arrives (if it hasn't been reduced or suspended)..
The health and welfare of a large number of Americans is at risk here. Congress needs to set aside their differences and work together for the common good.