Read the story at the link and it will help you understand one of the reasons we have a crisis in the Financial Markets.
Congress really isn't much different than the general population.
Over the years it has become very obvious to me that most people have a limited understanding of money and finance. Unfortunately, in most cases they don't even know what they don't know.
This only becomes a problem when we face the kinds of decisions that we are asking Congress to make now.
It's the blind leading the blind. If I believed that Divine intervention could help, I'd be the first one in line asking Jesus to get on board. After all Jesus is our buddy.