In a WaPo OpEd, E.J Dionne shares our frustration with Washington:

In American politics, stupidity is the name of the game


"the top 400 households "paid 16.6 percent of their income in federal individual income taxes in 2007, down from 30 percent in 1995." We are talking here about truly rich people. Using 2007 dollars, it took an adjusted gross income of at least $35 million to make the top 400 in 1992, and $139 million in 2007."


"Then there's the structure of our government. Does any other democracy have a powerful legislative branch as undemocratic as the U.S. Senate? "