One of two major political parties in America is engaging in scorched-earth economic policies that are undercutting the economic recovery, possibly on purpose, and is forcing job-killing austerity measures on the states. And they have paid absolutely no political price for doing so. If anything, it won them control of the House in 2010, and has kept win Obama's approval ratings in the political danger zone. It might even help them get control of the White House.
Sadly, this will probably continue after the next election. If Obama wins, the Republicans will continue the same strategy in order to win the next congressional race. If Obama loses, the Democrats will likely us the same strategy against the Republicans.
In either case, the nation loses. The only way that Congress will settle down and get something done about job creation and unemployment will be if one party wins big enough that they have enough control to defeat the filibuster and have a majority in congress as well as the presidency. With the way the people seem to be divided, due to the manipulation of the money brokers, this scenario is unlikely.
Welcome to the coming depression. Hold on to your hats, it's going to be a bumpy ride.
Wouldn't it be nice to have adults running the country?