Ali Frick @ THINK PROGRESS makes a very interesting point regarding Congressman Hensarling's thoughts that recessions and a free county go hand-in-hand:
Of course, recessions are hardly the property of free countries alone; the economic crisis has hurt plenty of autocratic countries as well.
Another point that should be made here is that the congressman never really answered the question. He made the generalization that Republicans have "tried", but never once offered insight into what those trial-and-error moments were.
Just another example of an elected representative of the Republican party that has no answers.