These are, indeed, depressing times. Charles Dickens articulated in his writing that the period of the French Revolution was 'the best of times, the worst of times'. We definitely are living in the worst of times.
Take a look at the leadership we have in Washington, DC and if you're not frightened by what's going on then you're a died in the wool liberal. Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Steny Hoyer, John Dingell, Henry Waxman have to be the dumbest, most ideological, most brain dead politicians that have ever occupied their respective positions.
Let's start at the top--
1) Barack Obama: Would anyone dare dispute the idea that this individual was elected because he knows how to present himself well? The 'Hope and Change' candidate is everything that he promised. He's going to remake our society into a more equitable country; a little income redistribution is all it takes and, voila, we're so much better than that despicable nation we used to be. Obama is nothing but a demogogue; a statist and very close to a marxist. His ridiculous programs for spending will do nothing but bankrupt this nation. The only possible way out will be to inflate the currency and that's exactly what's going to happen in less than two years. Look for high rates of inflation to hit around 2011. Big spending government LOVES inflation as it gets to pay its' debt with cheap money. Consumers, alas, get the shaft. You've been forwarned--plan accordingly.
2)Nancy Pelosi: Does this brain dead Speaker have a clue that we have a Constitution and that it enumerates the powers of the legislative branch? Apparently not since she can only respond to a question about her authority to pass healthcare legislation with 'are you serious'? This is what is known as leadership. Boy, are we in trouble!
3)Harry Reid: see #2. A brain dead lump of crap that knows NOTHING about healthcare, the economy and, apparently, anything else. He used to be an amateur fighter. Maybe he had his bell rung just one too many times--ya think?
4)Steny Hoyer: In case you didn't know it, he's the House Majority Leader. It's important to understand that Mr. Hoyer takes all his commands from #2 and thinks the Constitution is his personal plaything from which he'll spread the goodies to all his little liberal, pinheaded colleagues.
5) Dingell and Waxman: Just a couple of useful idiots. Neither one has spent more than 30 seconds in the private sector, but what the hell, they know what's best for the rest of us and they're going to make sure that we live according to their rules. Not only will our electrical usage go down, but our electrical rates will go UP! Cap & Trade should really be called 'Tax & Trade'.
When these people are done passing their favorite pieces of legislation the United States of America will look very different. The under-achievers will have control and the rest of us will be stuck with the bill. All I can say is--plan accordingly. Our posterity will be placed on their posterior.