maybe the house could pass a stimulus package that doubles the federal debt. that would put an end to foreign investment in federal bonds.
it would also get us to the bottom much sooner and we could start the real recovery much sooner.
the extreme misery might only last a decade, if we are lucky.
otherwise, on our current trajectory, things will slowly get worse for the next decade until we hit bottom and then it will take at least one or two more decades to recover.
all of the above of course depends on whether or not the middle east explodes and gas prices go to $20 a gallon. then we have nothing to worry about because we will be toast and the economy will be toast.
God bless America!!!!