Are any of the popular candidates pledging to stop spending $$ faster than they can get it off the presses? With the prospect of mushrooming social security and medicare expenditures, along with a stifling defense budget, (thanks for your wonderful "Bush doctrine", GW. That's worked out well!) now we're talking about pledging ever more $$ for universal healthcare. When did "ask not what your country can do for you" get replaced with "As long as I get mine!". I guess I'm going to be forced to vote for McCain as the least objectionable option. A democratic president with a democtratic-controlled congress will be financially devastating for this country as far as I can tell. Maybe even worse than the Republican executive/legislative spendfest we already endured. At least with those two branches of gov't squabbling and trying to impeach one another, their attention is somewhat diverted from figuring out new and creative ways to rob the spending power and savings of our citizens while pretending to lower taxes. Anyone have any ideas here?