One thing that I keep coming back to in the early days of the Obama administration is that when it comes to fiscal policy, president Barak is an avid fat cat feeder.
The phrase "fat cat" is a pretty good analogy here. A fat cat doesn't play much, and doesn't catch much vermin. A fat cat mostly sleeps and eats, and the fatter it gets the more it will eat.
If you care about the health of the cat you must cut back on the food and kick it outside, where it will at least have to fend off other, leaner cats.
One other thing that I come back to in the early days of the Obama administration is that he got where he is on a groundswell of small donations and is therefore not as beholden to Wall Street as his policies imply.
How is this country going to turn things around if changing administrations has all the impact of changing the drapes at the whitehouse?
Is D.C. so corrupt that not even multiple national crises, a rout at the voting booth, and a qualified leader can change the course?
It is sure starting to look like we're just circling the drain.