Which do you think it will take to get this country back on track? Economically we are in serious trouble.
1. We are currently experiencing a rapid decline from the housing bubble.
2. The national debt has reached 9.2 trillion dollars.
3. The US dollar has dropped significantly in value to about equal of that of the Canadian dollar and is still falling.
4. More Americans are in serious credit card debt than ever before.
5. We may very well be in a recession.
On top of that, we have now been in Iraq longer than we were in World War II. This is also undoubtedly the costliest war in US history, coming to a several hundred billion dollar price tag. Most of our military is stationed there, and it has become evident that we can't possibly continue to keep up the numbers because most are coming to an end of their enlistment and we can't recruit enough to make up for it.
President Bush has also cited that the world is even less safe than it was when we went to war with Iraq. Allegedly Iran is a serious threat to us, and has the potential to start "World War 3". Our relations with Russia and China are so strained, that some worry that we could enter a second Cold War.
We have over 40 million uninsured Americans in a health care system that is beginning to show signs of a doctor shortage due to the rising cost of malpractice insurance and education.
The cost of gas continues to rise, and we are supporting ineffective initiatives such as ethanol from corn which are causing a sharp increase in the price of many foods, and sapping water resources from areas that have been experiencing drought for the last few years.
Just to name a few of our current woes. I think we are probably heading toward a depression and war, since we seem to do a decent job of repeating our history.
Also a question for the republicans and conservatives out there. Do you think Bush or the Republican congress did a good job these last 6 years?