For 12 years we have not paid enough taxes to pay our way, so we have borrowed money. This was supposed to create jobs. Instead, it put us in debt. We can't have it both ways -- not pay taxes and have money!
Real estate people and banks let people buy homes for large sums knowing they could not pay for them. This created banking and housing problems. We need to look at long-term effects of our economic policies.
We need to quit blaming one person or one party for these problems. Let's work together and stop knocking each other. Too much time and money is spent in destructive rather than constructive pursuits! We are well off. Let's act like it.