You should expect some level of cooperation and compromise, especially after both parties participated in selling out America at the expense of the taxpayers, namely the middle and lower class segments who built this domain. You could see this trend starting in the 1990s as the crazy train just kept trucking at greater speeds with no engineer at the controls, old tracks in sorry condition, and no willpower to fix the underlying problems. 'Every person for themselves' won't cut the mustard. Neither will looking for solutions in the sky or the almighty DC handout with no strings attached. Enforce the laws already in place and simplify. You have too many B$ manufacturers and not enough actual productive leaders in office. Boot out the troublemakers that do very little to improve conditions here, as they steal from the people. If all life truly has inherent value, both sides need to behave as such and quit supporting bad practices. Consuming your own flesh and blood is wrong, much as cannibalism is a sick way to live. Once the people have the same or similar benefits as congress, you will see real change. Until then, expect hourdes of legal minds fighting against equality every step of the way. They have been brainwashed into believing that their crap don't stink, and if it does, someone else is to blame.