A nation borrowing its way toward financial insolvency is not staging an economic recovery even when GDP picks up. What is this recovery that we supposedly need? It is nothing but debt facilitated GDP growth and asset inflation to create a built-in reward for leveraged mega-investors. That’s how Wall Street banks “create” the money to pay big bonuses. If elites would put the question in fair terms, the American response would not be ambivalent: ‘Would you rather have economic growth or national financial autonomy?’ Most patriotic Americans will vote to put national liberties ahead of economic growth (i.e., “recovery”). On the other hand, Wall Street capitalists with little affinity for America’s religious and cultural traditions will choose economic growth. Many of them want national partitions to crumble so as to facilitate the dominion of capital everywhere throughout the world. Voters need to understand that elites in both parties are positioning the majority of Americans to lose big.