I'm surprised how little disparity there is between the two dominant political parties. Sure, there are differences, but they both engage in more than their share of obfuscation, distortion, and outright lying. Neither side seems willing or capable of telling the truth for fear of losing some portion of its constituency. I have little doubt that the problems facing America will not be resolved until austerity is forced upon us by conditions similar to those experienced recently by Greece and Spain. At that point, we will wake up to the stupidity of taking the blue pills (from either party) for so long.