According to Fox TV News, this year Congress only passed 51 bills, as opposed to last year when they passed 350 odd.
This is a good thing. Most bills are bad for the country. We don't need another farm bill passing money to corporate farms. We don't need another highway bill to keep road contractors fully employed. We don't need Obamacare. We don't need Dodd Frank or Sarbanes Oxley. We don't need more special favors for special interests. We don't need to extend unemployment benefits from two years to three.
Since the country and the Congress is evenly divided, neither party can push its pet programs thru.
Which is what democracy is all about.
Until one party or the other can muster the votes to control both House and Senate, things will stay as they are. And that's the way it should be.