The markets are the voice of the people, people trade voluntarily.
Governments raises the cost of each transaction that doesn't favor their cronies.
Governments borrow from their cronies, then they tax the people to pay the interest to their cronies for the money government borrowed and wasted on contracts with their cronies.
Government has a severe case of cronyitis and a severe debt inflammation.
Prescription for prosperity:
1) Section 8.1 amended. "To borrow Money on the credit of the United States is prohibited.
2) Establish a Treasure for a rainy day. The current US Treasury holds 16 Trillion in debt. If it rains we're sunk.
3) Pay off valid debts.
4) Amend 14th Amendment to reflect that Congressmen are liable for any debts they incur. No tax or tariff can be levied by Congress to pay its debts.
Congress has only increased the debt in 220 years. Congress, You can't handle the debt!
Free includes debt-free!