I spent 22 years in the Navy, and was in fact a drunken sailor on more than a few instances. I thus "know it when I see it" in terms of how the federal government would spend any additional revenue. I'm at the point where I think we should consider giving in on tax hikes. Let unemployment rise, overall revenue fall, and another recession hit. Like an alcoholic needing to hit bottom before starting recovery, that may be the only way to wake up a nation wallowing in Obama adulation.