The Democratic-controlled Congress, acknowledging that it isn't equipped to lead the way to a solution for the financial crisis and can't agree on a path to follow, is likely to just get out of the way.
Lawmakers say they are unlikely to take action before, or to delay, their planned adjournments -- Sept. 26 for the House of Representatives, a week later for the Senate. While they haven't ruled out returning after the Nov. 4 elections, they would rather wait until next year unless Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, who are leading efforts to contain the crisis, call for help.
You've just got to love the (absolutely abysmal lack of) intelligent, reasoned congressional "leadership" on this issue!
Why should they bother? They don't really care what's happening to the American people.
We're irrelevant, as long as that ugly collusion of vote fraud and corporate money can insure they get another term in congress.