I must reply once more to fidelcastro, not least because he is partly right. Somebody has to pay for our "foreign entanglements," and there is no such thing as a free war. Obama's redistribution of wealth schemes, however, make Bush look like a piker. Also, bear in mind that Bush could not have spent most of the money or run up the debt that he did without the connivance of a Democratic House, and at his worst, Bush wasn't as bad as Obama at his most frugal. Swapping one spendthrift for another is no solution.