October 22, 2013 | DC Improv Washington is a mess, with political dysfunction, government shutdowns and debt ceiling chicanery. Is Congress crushing the nation’s economic prospects? What are lawmakers getting wrong, and right, and how much of the blame do they get for an economic recovery that has been sorely lacking?
Here’s what panelists were saying at Tuesday night’s Wonkblog Debate.
'Our Founders screwed up a little bit'Our government works okay when you have the presidency and both houses of Congress controlled by one party, but abysmally poorly when both houses of Congress are controlled by opposite parties, says Tony Fratto, a partner at Hamilton Place Strategies and former White House deputy press secretary, at Washington Post's Wonkblog Debate.