Obama: Just How Dysfunctional Is Washington?

President questions why even when parties agree, bills still fail.
4:36 | 12/22/11

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On Saturday. We reached a bipartisan compromise that would. Do just that make sure that people are obscene tax cut the first of the year make sure that they still have unemployment insurance the first of the -- Nearly every Democrat in the senate voted for -- -- -- Nearly every Republican. In the senate voted for that compliments. Democrats. And even some Republicans in the house. Voted for that compliments. I am ready to sign -- compromise. In to law the second it lands on my desk. So far. The only reason it hasn't landed on my desk. The only reason. Because they faction of house Republicans. Have refused to support. This compromise what's happening right now is exactly. Why people just get so frustrated with Washington. This is it this is exactly why people get so frustrated with Washington. This isn't a typical Democrat vs Republican issue. This is an issue where an overwhelming. Number of people in both parties a great. How can we not get that not. -- there's this place become so dysfunctional that. Even when people agree to things we can't do it. That doesn't make any --

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