Americans frustrated by congressional stalemates

Greg Kirksey talks about the payroll tax cut as he fills his pickup truck up with gas on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 in Little Rock, Ark. Kirksey, a pastor in Little Rock, said a payroll tax increase would be little more than an inconvenience for him, but others are "talking about whether to buy dried beans or ground beef to get their protein." (AP Photo/Jeannie Nuss)

December 22, 2011 7:21:09 AM PST
As Americans watch yet another political drama play out on Capitol Hill - this time over whether to extend the payroll tax cut and jobless benefits - they have a question for Congress: Can't you all just get along? For once?