The uncertainty throughout the economy is so confounding and serious that President Obama ought to summon the leaders of labor, business and Congress to Camp David and not let them leave until they've made a "grand bargain" on taxes, trade, budget cuts, energy and more, counseled New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. But instead, he lamented, "America's two big parties still cling to their core religious beliefs as if nothing has changed. Republicans try to undermine the president at every turn and offer their nostrum of tax-cuts-will-solve-everything — without ever specifying what services they'll give up to pay for them. Mr. Obama gave us expanded health care before expanding the economic pie to sustain it. You still don't sense our politicians are saying, 'Wait a minute; stop everything; we have got to work together.' Don't these people have 401(k) plans of their own and kids worried about jobs?"