Congress should do what's best for America, which is CUT SPENDING & NOT raise taxes in a recession. But they won't do that because both the Ds & Rs are for Big Government (of slightly different flavors). The USA, the Constitution & the Declaration of Independence from a tyrannical King George are all dead. It just hasn't sunk in yet because we are in free fall financially & haven't hit bottom yet. When we finally hit bottom, then the finger pointing will start as the politicians will be blaming others besides themselves.