One thing I can agree with you on is the gravity of the financial situation. It is unsustainable, and somewhere, somehow, sometime it will end, and it won’t be pretty..But to effect a solution you first better get the cause right, and I don’t think you do. A series of presidents overspent on wars and entitlements (exception Clinton) but the serial violator was good old George. Much of Obama’s spending is programmed spending, and he has reduced the military commitment, although not nearly enough. .And you had better get the solution right. The fiscal imbalance has to be addressed on two levels – higher revenue and lower costs. Not implementing higher taxes on the wealthy because it doesn’t solve the total problem immediately is ridiculous – higher revenue has to be part of the mix. Non-productive spending has to happen and the biggest violator is the military. Don’t be so paranoid. Ask yourself if the American homeland will be at greater risk if all foreign wars are shut down, the majority of the 700+ foreign military bases are closed down, and all that military money is spent at home on infrastructure, health care, education, and research. I think America and the world would be much safer and would make Americans far better off in wealth and jobs..What will not work? Just about everything the last Republican administration did that was the main contributor to the present mess and is now mainly Romney’s platform. Two things that would be particularly counter-productive – increased military spending and reduced infrastructure spending. A Romney government doing what he says he will do could be disastrous.