Can we at least agree on this point?
Men and women elected to high offices do so more upon their political connections and willingness to make empty promises (i.e. say what people want to hear) than their qualities and actual ability to execute their promises.
If you are a thinking person, then I will assume that you agree with my cynical (but nonetheless valid) assessment.
Assuming that I am correct, then consider that the men and women appointed to carry out the federal government's "oversights" are appointed and approved by men and women who were elected more upon their political connections and willingness to make empty promises.
If you are a thinking person, then I will assume that you follow this line of logic.
All of this said, why in the hell do so many Americans think that the economy will by saved by men and women who owe their status more to political connections and willingness to make empty promises?
There is an old saying that liars, even when they tell the truth, are not believed. (This is the lesson of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf").
And yet, voters consistently vote for liars.
This means that democracy is corrupt and destined for failure--inasmuch as we define failure as the inability to protect people's rights to life, liberty, and property.
However, history shows that monarchy and oligarchy also fail.
While to many this might seem like a winless situation (hence Churchill's famous quip that democracy is the worst form of government--except for all of the others), the truth is that the lesson is one perhaps too obvious for commoners to grasp.
Government itself, with its powers to regulate human action, is the culprit.
For centuries it has been said that greed is the root of all evil. Look at your tax returns, and tell me that your government is not the epitome of greed.
You want to buy a cola? Pay the government.
You want to own property? Pay the government.
You want to make a living for yourself by being gainfully employed? Pay the government.
You want to be left alone to your own wits? Become part of the government.
Why else have so many of Obama's appointees been recently nailed for tax evasion?
The United States government is sick and should be allowed to die. In fact, I recommend euthanasia.
The United States' Constitution is still good, however. So let the government die and let us bring forth an order for the ages that was new in the late 18th Century but has not been conceived of since mid-1865.