I've always be partial to the tom-toms myself.
How exactly is the economy going to do well while we're running trillion dollar deficits? When Clinton left office the federal budget was $1.8 trillion, when W left office it was $2.8 trillion (with a little help from Nancy), and now it's $3.8 trillion. There in a nutshell is why the economy refuses to recover. It didn't work in the 30s and it's not working now. Look what happened at the end of WWII. The political class claimed the economy would tumble back into the depression without all that government spending, but the exact opposite happened.
And you presume that getting a handle on our run away spending is an attempt to sabotage the economy?