Daschle's, Geithner's, and Killefer's tax missteps come at time when 89 percent of Americans say it's unacceptable to fudge.
Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai agreed last Friday to form a power-sharing government with longtime President Robert Mugabe.
US output fell 3.8 percent at the end of 2008, but exports slid at a 20 percent rate.
Its economy has thrived thanks to sound fiscal policy.
Keynesian economics is being hailed as key to ending the collapse.
The key is how well nations manage the spending.
Efforts outside the US tend to amount to 1.5 percent of GDP or less, one tally finds.