I will say one more time -- we can't recover economically without production and the creation of new wealth. California and NY are prime examples of what will happen to the nation if we continue to tax the wealthy, burden industry with more regulations, favor big corporations over small businesses and spend like there's no tomorrow.
I read where Prince Charles has blamed capitalism for the world's condition -- he says there is too much consuming going on. First off, Prince Charles is an out of touch clown, and, secondly, he knows nothing about capitalism, and, thirdly, I'll await his vow of poverty.
I'm a little irritated with the world today, so if I sound grumpy, it's because I'm up to my ears with anti-free market bull shit, with government central planning, with G8 goons wasting time and money in Italy doing absolutely nothing but cirle-jerking, with attention-whores selling the last pieces of their soul for 15 minutes of fame, with politicians lying, stealing and betraying their constituents (in other words, acting normally) and with the media ignoring what's important and reporting what's frivolous.
This country needs to get to work building for the future and quit depending on government like a bunch of pitiful orphans. Holy Jeebus, peeps, what have we become?