Question: what should we do about climate change? Answer: nothing.
We can all agree that it isn't essential to agree. The hue and cry over fractured American politics is not necessary or interesting.
Let them be fractured. It's the luxury of living in the US.
The current state of politics and action, which is to do nothing, certainly is beneficial to those riding the upper stratosphere. Mitch McConnell, Koch, and the current 1% like inaction simply because it ensures they stay up there.
But it isn’t sustainable in the long term of course. Inflation-adjusted median wages have stagnated for 5 decades while wages for the top 10% have grown 50% and doubled for the top 1%, increasing the share of total US wealth of the latter two to 80%. Health costs and higher education costs have far outpaced inflation, more Americans are falling behind in such necessary debt as a result, Social Security and Medicare are in dire danger, and our government debt has skyrocketed. Global temperatures have gone on a record setting pace, increasing the risk of extreme temperatures, weather events, and mass global migration - the latter of which will eventually be a national security risk for the US.
Such a laissez faire philosophy might be great for those at the top looking down at such upheaval while it continues to currently benefit the untouched. But, much like Rome, the Byzantine Empire, and the Soviet Union, the continued thinning of the middle will eventually collapse the entire structure.