Looking on the bright side of our Democratic Congress
IIRC, the last time the Democrat Party was in a rush to adjourn, they gutted the Fourth Amendment and the rule of law by giving the telcos retroactive immunity with FISA [cough] reform.
So, maybe we ought to be grateful they're not "doing anything" about the economy. Why make a bad situation worse?
UPDATE Although as Tedster points out, an alternative would be to write a good bill and force the Rs to vote against it.