From Ben Bernanke, at a news conference following the Fed’s announcement of more aggressive monetary easing:
Monetary policy has its limits. Only the private and public sectors, working together, can get the U.S. economy fully back on track. In particular, it will be critical that fiscal policymakers come together soon to achieve longer-term fiscal sustainability without adopting policies that could derail the ongoing recovery.
Translation: We’re doing our best. Now for God’s sake, let’s all hope that the nitwits in Congress don’t screw things up.