I think they are doing their part by resisting policies that will do irreparable damage to this country. What you call "not doing their part" is really a matter of differences. Obama believes that taxing the rich will move us forward. Republicans (and myself) believe that this will send us into a recession. It would be dereliction of duty to agree to something you believe will cause us harm. If you want to call this politics then you have to agree that what Obama is doing is exactly the same thing.<quoted text>
The country will recover if the Republicans will stop playing politics and start trying to help do their part in managing the country.
Many experts have agreed that what we don't need now is to raise taxes. Many people rely upon those who make &250k or more to provide jobs. Start taking their money away and people are going to start losing more jobs. Besides, on a national scale, taking more money from "the rich" only amounts to a hill of beans when you look at the revenue it will generate. It isn't a solution. It is just Obama's continued class warfare to placate his base which consists of a lot of takers. Obama/Pelosi/Reid are the one's who are really playing politics.
One need only look at California to see what raising taxes does. It chases the jobs away. California is experiencing huge losses in jobs because people are leaving in droves. Businesses are leaving in droves. The producers will only take so much before they say "shove it" and move on.