If anyone thinks Washington has been functioning well for the last few years, take a look:
Twenty-six states are suing the federal government (over Obamacare).
At the same time, our (is it "our"?) federal government is suing the state of Arizona (for attempting to keep out illegal immigrants and drug criminals).
More than 1,000 companies have been granted a temporary "waiver" by the administration, allowing them not to abide by the law of Obamacare.
The National Labor Relations Board declared that a private company, Boeing, does not have the right to open a new plant in a location of its choosing (South Carolina).
The administration has left future space exploration up to private industry.