I can say that if the grocery store around here shut down for two weeks, I'd be pretty well set. Who knows, maybe I wouldn't even need to use any of my dwindling bank account - I'm sure that I could barter a couple of afghans for some supplies. Gotta love farm country.
We could use a dose of civil unrest, though. Right about now, everyone should be writing to their Congressmen and telling them that the only debt that their constituents care about is the one that's preventing them from making house payments and buying food for their families. Flood their home offices with calls asking them for how they intend on getting America back to work - and ask for specifics! Spam their email addresses and Facebook pages telling them to get out of their air-conditioned, paid-off living rooms and spend a day walking the streets of the poorest neighborhoods in their districts. Walking, not driving in their 2012 model-year SUVs.
With apologies to Woody Guthrie and Paddy Chayefsky: can you imagine, three people walking into their Congressman's office, saying 'I'm a human being, and my life has value' and walking out. They may think it's an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day walking into their Congressman's office, saying 'I'm a human being, and my life has value' and walking out. They may think it's a movement.
Someone needs to start a recovery moving, and they've shown that they aren't the ones to do it.