Wow, things don't look good. Our debt limit increased, our S&P rating slashed, the stock market plunging. Our prez doesn't look good either. I'm thinking schemey things are happening behind the scene, wouldn't be surprised. His speech seems to be an attack on capitalism. Big man is talking about more taxes and more spending. I'm not happy. There are so many things we could cut in our budget, plenty of pork that could be slashed. I'd favor those over more tax increases, which I can't see will help us. Would be easier just to spend less, tighten our belts. Anyway, why did he come to the podium nearly an hour late? And I heard nothing to inspire me. Can we recover? We need to stop this nonsense.