Some Oklahoma Republicans and Democrats agree, the fiscal cliff fiasco in Washington D.C. could have easily been avoided.
State G.O.P. Chairman Matt Pinnell said it's not fair to the American people.
"You're never going to get a really good deal if you have a cliffhanger like this and you're trying to quickly get something through at the end of the day," Pinnell said.
Democratic Party strategist Ben Odom said it's causing undue problems for many Americans.
"The fact they've let it go down to the last day has meant tremedous uncertainty among people trying to do estate planning or figure out their tax burden," Odom said.
Both men said the impasse reflects poorly on Capitol Hill lawmakers.