Putting aside everything we know about the status quo, consider exactly what Republicans think we should be doing right now: keep Bush-era tax rates; slash public-sector employment; stop infrastructure investments; let the private sector grow without any additional economic stimulus.
Then consider the status quo: we have Bush-era tax rates in place (in addition to middle-class and small-business tax cuts Dems passed over GOP opposition); the public sector is shedding jobs by tens of thousands of people per month; infrastructure investments are being blocked (see here and here); and the private sector is trying to grow without any additional economic stimulus.
In other words, the GOP is getting its way and it’s complaining about the results.
I have my own serious problems with Washington Democrats, not the least of which is that the top one is trying to assassinate American citizens unconstitutionally and wiretap every last one of us, either of which is an impeachable offense in its own right.
But where the economy is concerned, here’s where we are: Many, many things are wrong. Pretty much every one of them is probably going to get dramatically worse if Republicans take control of Congress. And Americans, unable or unwilling to ascertain who is to blame, may well let them do it anyway.