You apparently are forgetting that except for Carter, the republicans held the white house from 1969 to 1992. America is in the worst fiscal condition in our history and neither political party is proposing anything other than very temporary, ineffectual quick fixes to make people feel good. Obama’s tax increases are meaningless in a fiscal sense and all the other dialog is to deal with entitlements and real change of tax codes LATER. In politispeak that means the proverbial can just got kicked again. I’m not interested in blame, I’m interested in real proposals and plans that will reverse our fiscal situation. So far it’s all temporary and insignificant long term, from either party. Personally I find the concept that the government is smarter than we are and knows what’s best for us an insult to our collective intelligence.It’s up to us to hammer our representatives to sit down face to face and work this out. If not, you deserve what you settle for.