This is the beginning of the end, any way you choose to dice the numbers we are Fu** as a nation. There can not be anymore sugar coating, the republicans sold out to their special interests long ago, just as the democrats sold out to their special interests long ago. Both sides of government are degenerate lowlifes..... All of this is happening before our eyes as we choose to ignore the fact that politicians, as a whole, are low life scumbags, and it really doesnt matter which side they come from, instead we argue which side is better..... this is the equivlent to choosing between two rapists and asking which one does a better job.... These elections will do nothing to fix this.....as we will end in gridlock either way.... Does a realistic solution even exist? Conservatism and liberalism are dead. Would someone tell me which area we will cut funds from to balance the budget?