To the administration, at least pretend that you understand how the economy actually works; bring in some advisors that have credentials and experience outside academia. Do something about estate taxes. Levying a 55% tax on estates over $1 million? Really? Great for family farms and family businesses. To the leaders of the House, Senate, and Executive Branch, would you please be good examples and actually try and lead for a change? Stop the "I won" or "we won," the election garbage, and try and get something done ... together. Overall, neither party won a decisive victory in the election; you can take that as a sign that many don't trust either of you. Please, if this year-end "save us" stuff is all for show, just go home. Follow @JonMHellerCFAThis article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.