So no one really knows why or how we got into this mess. To be honest, at this point it’s fairly useless to blame anybody. We can do that later, when the next election rolls around.
Right now we need to fix it, whatever “it” is. I don’t think anyone knows. And blithely throwing money at it is no way to solve it. It’s like replacing the tires when your car breaks down. Sure, the tires are a little worn, but the car won’t start because of something under the hood.
And really, we don’t need the expensive gold plated spinner rims on the new tires.