We could take the austerity route that Great Britain did and go into a double-dip recession, just like them. Or we could do the smart thing and adopt Simpson-Boles, in addition to, an infra-structure and government hiring program for the immediate. I don't expect the Republicans to help since they have a different agenda. They want the economy to falter. I also don't expect them to have higher taxes ( it would amount to about 3% extra on amounts over $250,000 )on the wealthy. They don't serve in the military and don't think they have any obligation to help pay for it. Romney got several deferments during Vietnam. Cheney got five deferments during Vietnam. Bush got in the NG and didn't even show up for his last flight physical. Repubs are "chicken hawks" who want someone else pay for their wars. By the way, these most recent wars are the first in our modern history that didn't have a tax increase to pay for them. I'm a veteran so I can say this without hesitation. Unlike the "war monger" Repubs that hide in their bunkers.
Let's hear about Obama or even Clinton's Military Service Records..., if you're comparing Republican to Democrat? Issue here is Gov't doesn't produce or create ..it takes and redepolys. It's not some sort of compassionate institution..it is a legislative, adjudicative, and presiding body for enforcement. We the people are deserving of the gov't we have today..capable of so much more. Our economy is in shackles over Multi Nationals seeking their markets abroad, after we have built their foundations within our local economies. Can't say I much blame them, their nature is to seek maximum profit for shareholders...problem is, most of their shareholders reside within our very own borders, aand are losing their jobs ...like a lion that got hold of its own tail. Abbott is one of the best places to work in Brazil, or Bulgaria, or some place...but in the US?