No they didn't. Not one. A fact I'm sure whatever media you watch failed repeatedly to mention while falling over themselves to tell you about how the House Republicans were dragging their feet.
The issue in this case has nothing to do with effectiveness.
And everything to do with one side's inability to work with the other to solve anything as "solving things" is a victory for Obama & a political liability amongst their constituents.
(Boehner losing his job) s quite possible, but it certainly wont have anything to do with him failing to give the Democrats a better deal.
He sure stuck it to the Dems with all those spending cuts.