We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I think that to Obama, governing means spending. Leadership is defined as spending on new policies and programs. He's willing to make some cuts, but not to give up spending.
The Elephant's Child
Everyone needs to understand that when the democrats and Obama skyrocketed the national debt that they imposed a tax increase on all taxpaying Americans. Now the debate is when will that tax be levied and what will it look like. You WILL be taxed to pay this debt and all future debt.