Interesting article on US News & World Report which shows some pretty alarming statistics regarding the state of our Nation. http://www.usnews.com/money/blogs/flowchart/2009/10/26/9-signs-of-america-in-decline A 9.3% unemployment rate projection for 2010, with economic growth targeted at only 1.9%. A 17% poverty rate, which is the third worst amongst all advanced nations. Poor scores in Math & Science literacy. 27th place in overall health. Obesity rate is the worst among all advanced nations. Meanwhile, too many people are more content to use their hands to point fingers at the other side or throw their fists in the air over some phony outrage regarding issues they don't even fully understand the complexity of themselves. With too many greedy people, who only associate their happiness with the amount of numbers before the decimal point, pulling at the emotional strings of the easily duped. Wolves in sheep's clothing pretending to be "just like you", convincing people desperate for a path to prosperity that the person sitting next to them is the problem. Is there any wonder why some people are bitter & frustrated in this nation?