President Obama created this "Super Committee" to propose ideas to reduce the deficit. Some major league Democrat and Republican legislators were on this. Their goal, to come up with solutions to bring fiscal responsibility back to DC. Nothing occurred. This picture explains the perspectives and reality.
Note on 6/24/2016: This perspective has fueled the Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders rise. Trump is an outsider who has been successful in business playing acording to the rules created by the politicians. Sanders is an insider with an Independent label using the Democrats as his tool for advancement as an alleged outsider.