Stop pretending that the content industry wouldn't try to include websites that are not infringing and while you're at it, stop denying that the content industry has enough lobbying power to make it happen.
But if the government hasn't fixed the problem, so we're still on the same path. How many times can we raise the debt ceiling before the entire market that is based on confidence, collapses because there is no longer any confidence? AAA+++ with a smiley face won't mean shit, just like it didn't when Lehman's had one.
This isn't a Dem/Rep/Tea issue and it's not a matter of more or less regulation. It's a matter of less bad regulation (i.e. this patent bill) and more good regulation (someone needs to keep an eye on the financial sector... ideally someone that is willing to bring charges against bankers that defraud companies and/or the public)
Do not get the department heads from Harvard, Stanford, etc involved to fix this. There is a revolving door between the Ratings agencies, the US Treasury, the Fed, the Big Banks and these institutions. The financial analysts spew their propaganda at seminars, and afterwards everyone goes out for cocaine and hooker parties and decide how to fleece one institution or another for a couple of billion dollars.
We need transparency in the budget. Once the public sees where their tax dollars are going, they will or will not have confidence in the markets backed by the govt and the ratings agencies can go suck it.