I believe the widening wealth inequality gap caused by Republicans, with Reaganomics being wildly embraced by the wealthy in the Republican Party, has put the American Dream on a fast path to ruination. Actually not only Americans but the industrialized nations of the EU face a much more bleak future. Atlantic Magazine saying "two thirds of all new income in America went to the top 1% of Americans between 2002 and 2007" tells us we are in trouble" since CIA Factbook also tells us "we are a more unequal nation than the Ivory Coast, Pakistan, Ethiopa and Kagakhstan!" If we still had the high marginal tax rates on extraordinarily high income received by the maga rich, such as we had when Reagan came into power, we would be in great shape except for the Republican Credit Card that beat our National Debt to death with several wars and Reagan's involvement in wars and intrigue with the Iran-Contra mess; all without paying for them. Republians essentially handed "their" national debt of $10 trillion to Obama. Of course, Mr Forgetful (Reagan) "in his heart" knew that he hadn't illegally delt with this "problem." He should have served some prison time since the final report, the Condon Report, said the facts weren't as Reagan "remembered" them! Also, Dick Cheney, the guy who said "Deficits don't matter," got out the GOP credit card to deal with two war's costs, all while flubbing the chances to corral Osama bin Laden. I'm happy President Obama eliminated him! I think Dick Cheney didn't serve our country well at all. He was the President, after all!