olewis-It never fails to amaze me that many knowledgeable people have forgotten (purposely?) the remarks of Lyndon Baines Johnson many years ago about securing the vote of certain citizens "for a hundred years"--Well, he and his compatriots did precisely that. PLUS those same policies were enlarged so as to incorporate many more than originally envisioned! We, Americans, are BANKRUPT! No "if and buts about it" the paperwork just has yet to be "filed". It's just very difficult to accept that the same Country that walked on the Moon cannot manipulate a BALANCE SHEET!