We did nothing to deal with our long term problems and our representatives showed that they lacked the will to deal with those problems. Sure, one way to address it would be to raise taxes to crushing levels. The bankers don't care if we are all enslaved for their benefit and apparently neither does much of the left. But, the bankers now see that there is deep opposition to that course but not enough to make the changes necessary. The American people are still living in a fantasy land where you can have low taxes and huge entitlements. When they wake up they will find themselves in a nightmare.