Actually OI think that one of the reasons for the financial misery is indeed that already now many people do not pay their taxes correctly. Stopping to pay taxes would only turn it worse.
From my point of view one of the biggest financial crimes is the so called "Transfer Pricing" that has been established by the OECD. It allows corporations to shift their business operations from one country to another and so to use gaps in accounting to prevent tax payments.
So nearly every time if corporations have delcining profits or claim losses then its the result of accounting tricks in order not to pay taxes.
And not only that this Transfer Pricing prevents tax payments, it also harms the US workforce. Many Americans still would have their jobs if this system wouldn´t exist. If more Americans would be employed automatically the tax income of the government would increase while costs for social welfare would decrease.
Especially in times of a crisis the citizens have to forget if they are reps or dems, or even to which ethinic group they belong to. The US can only handle the crisis if all Americans stand together and fight the real reasons of the economic armageddon.
A second reason for the crisis is the puurchasing behavior of American citizens. If people tend to buy only cheap goods imported from Asia then the US businesses suffer and the Asian companies will tax most of their profits in Asia. But lets face it, how many Chinese people purchase goods that are manufactured in the US? They also want cheap goods and purchase their own goods.
Sometimes Americans have to think of the long term consequences of their own purchase behavior. For an individual it is sometimes not possible to buy expensive US goods, but if a nation as whole does so, then the entire nation will struggle.