The debilitating effects of a failure to continue the tax cuts may take as long as 2 years to be fully realized. Sometime during that timeline, based on H&S patterns forming in all major market indices, there will be a meltdown the likes of which will make 1929 look like a walk in the park. Hopefully voters, if their vote still counts, will wake up before then and throw every current politician out of office in favor of ones who know what it takes to keep the ship from capsizing, which means restoring political power to where it belongs, with the People. Based on recent past history, unfortunately, that probably is unlikely to happen. Too many seem to have a “death wish”.