Government does nothing very well. And yet people think (especially here) that the government can influence their life and make it better. How did we come to think that? Its OK at building roads and setting up national parks, and providing for the common defense, and keeping us safe in our homes. But so many people continue to ask it to do the things for us that our family should have done for us and what we should be doing for ourself.. And that it cannot do. Right now we are asking it to provide for our retirement and its going to bankrupt us. We want it to provide good jobs for us, but really wasn't that our parents responsibility to be sure we were really well educated? Wasn't it our responsibility to get extra education to improve our lot i life? Right now if you have a job that can be outsourced to another country, and your next door neighbor has a chance to buy your product or the same one made cheaper somewhere else, he will inadvertently gut your throat and do what is in his/her best interest and but the cheaper product 999 times out of a 1000. Whose fault it it that gas prices are so high? ( It was Alan Greenspan's actually) If we drive a Hummer isn't that our fault? Why is health care so pricey? If we did not smoke, get fat, eat poor foods, or avoid exercise, we would hardly need the health care system. Health insurance is so high cause we are having to insure ourselves against our own bad choices. No matter who is our President, it not going to make much difference in our lives. Our economy is now heading to be $15 trillion dollars. The actual discretionary money that our President can actually have influence on is less than $1 trillion. Even that money is hard to move w/o causing issues elsewhere like a big Rubik's cube. People looking to government for salvation are going to be very disappointed.