What’s Washington’s problem?


From the budget deficit to the debt ceiling, leadership in Washington seems to be at an impasse over the country’s biggest problems. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

 Unemployment is still high, our national debt is mounting and there's a pervasive sense that things in the U.S. are getting worse. Why aren't politician's doing more? Is it partisanship, complacency, special interest groups? Tell us, use #WashingtonsProblem on Twitter and we'll post some responses right here.

@washingtonpost#WashingtonsProblem....trying to appeal to every single constituent. Sorry, but you can't win them all.less than a minute agovia web FavoriteRetweetReply

@post_lead #WashingtonsProblem..... Pride, Selfishness, and too much people pleasingless than a minute ago via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

#WashingtonsProblem they are so concerned about losing power that they rather be partisan than comprisingless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

#washingtonsproblem Us.  Voters.  We hardly participate, we don't vote, and those of us that do usually only represent the elderly.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

@post_lead #WashingtonsProblem term-length. Give reps 5 yrs. Give Sens 7. Make them get stuff done instead focusing on reelection.less than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

#WashingtonsProblem It's us, plain and simple.  We vote people in based on what we like to hear, not the reality of what needs to happen.less than a minute ago via Digsby Favorite Retweet Reply

#WashingtonsProblem is they refuse to correct the issues b4 they get out of control 4 fear of going agaist the grain.more time spent on voteless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

@post_lead #WashingtonsProblem Who'll get the credit and the photo-op versus actually solving the problem.less than a minute ago via Tweet Button Favorite Retweet Reply

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