There seem to be only two schools of economic thought in Congress: surgeons and health nuts. The health nuts are the economic libertarian Right; if you are dying of dengue fever or hit by a beer truck, they prescribe the economic equivalent of tofu and brisk exercise. The surgeons are the economic dirigiste Left; if a healthy economy has constipation or a cold they want to do heart bypass surgery or a brain transplant. Right now we need drastic surgery, and the health nuts tell us the crisis is good for us and we should lots of pushups and eat wheat germ. But if we do get the necessary surgery, be assured the surgeons will want to do it again and again even after we get well.