Well, you took it back all right. Right back to the late 40's!!! The DO NOTHING Republican 80th congress passed 17 pieces of legislation during their time in office and Truman ran against them and won and took the Senate and House for Dems. The present congress has passed 7 pieces of legislation. April 15, 2011: 2011 United States federal budget (as Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011), Pub.L. 112-10 August 2, 2011: Budget Control Act of 2011, Pub.L. 112-25 September 16, 2011: Leahy-Smith America Invents Act, Pub.L. 112-29, H.R. 1249 October 21, 2011: United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Pub.L. 112-41 October 21, 2011: United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act, Pub.L. 112-42 October 21, 2011: United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act, Pub.L. 112-43 February 22 2012: Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, H.R. 3630, Pub.L. 112-96 2 Spending bills. 1 Patent law rewrite. 3 trade deals where America probably loses jobs And the payroll tax cut. Yeah. There was nothing going on last year that could have been done by congress. No one needed jobs or anything like that. You think you win by stalling and denying Obama his agenda ? What happened to republicans after Truman trounced them? How long did they hold majorities in congress? You conservatives better figure out WHO you're working for. HINT: It isn't the greater glory of the GOP.