Yes, but not with the current leadership of both parties.
Yes, the U.S. House last week torpedoed the only bipartisan budget resolution to reach the floor in more than a decade. As we note in the other editorial on this page, just 38 members voted in favor of the proposal. The vast majority of House members put partisanship above progress on the nation's debt.
The plan, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee and Republican Rep. Steven LaTourette of Ohio, incorporated recommendations from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. That's the group created by President Barack Obama and chaired by former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles, a Democrat, and former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson. That report recommended an overhaul of government spending, tax reform and deficit reduction, but most of Congress, and even the president who created the commission, wouldn't embrace the result.
If the Sunday morning talk shows are any indication, it's more fun to pander to partisan hacks with intellectually pure proposals that have no chance of ever passing, or to criticize said proposals without offering any solutions of one's own. Yet I bet if you put 535 halfway intelligent and reasonable people in Congress and afforded them no opportunity to get re-elected, this proposal would pass overwhelmingly.