Republicans are urging President Obama to endorse a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution during his highly touted jobs speech next week.
The full-scale assault on regulated banking was launched with the 1979 ascension to chairman of the Federal Reserve Board by Paul Volcker, who publicly announced his commitment to the "controlled disintegration" of the U.S. economy. Volcker's argument was that the successful transformation of the U.S.A. to a "post-industrial society" was inhibited by FDR's banking reforms, which were designed to maximize investment into areas of production which increased physical productivity. The revitalization of industry and agriculture under FDR was facilitated further by massive investment in infrastructure.
In case you think that Congress is simply too stupid to notice that their economic program is destroying the economy, the fact is that they intend to destroy the economy, the nation, civilization, and mankind. On top of that, they can't help but add insult to injury by feeding us a constant stream of lies and mockery. Loughner's mistake was thinking that they have any power - he could have nuked the State of the Union speech, and a replacement puppet show would be in place the next day, doing precisely the same things.