The government “getting out of the way” is what brought on the recession – letting banks and financial institutions get around regulations. When Citibank is fined multiple times for violations, yet they continue to violate the law, something is really wrong. Doing nothing, along with austerity programs, is what is making the mess worse. When business sits on its profits and will not expand because there is no demand, reducing the demand doesn’t make it better. Learn economics. The top 1% have seen their incomes increase the past 30 years; not so with the rest of us.