I do not love our current Congress, but until people start shooting at each other (ahem) or shutting down the government (ahem, ahem) I think it works pretty much the way it was intended. Perhaps I'm too American, I have too much pride in our country, but I think we have it a lot better than 98% of the world.
As a woman, I am educated, I can control how many children I have and whom I marry. I can work outside the home - hell, I can LEAVE THE HOUSE UNATTENDED and DRIVE MY OWN CAR. I'm not circumcised. My children attend school free of charge (well, it's paid for by property taxes, but it is still a lot cheaper than private school) and have access to vaccines and medication that keep them healthy. It's a wonderful thing to be an American, at least it is in my humble opinion.
So, Congress, suck it up. Compromise. BOTH sides. Pass some spending bills. Don't hold the system hostage. Get over yourselves. Do your fucking job.
*Title stolen from Jenny, Bloggess extraordinaire.