"WHAT ARE YOU KIDS DOING UP THERE?!" is usually answered by a softly floating reply, in cherubic unison "Nothing..."
This is what we should be asking of our leaders in DC. What are they doing indeed?
But in a Representative Democracy we elect "Representatives" that are supposed to go to DC and "represent" our interests.
Well 70% of Americans have been sending a huge message of exactly what our interests are since at least the 2006 Election. Yet we get nowhere.