Since most of our "leaders" today are more worried about assigning blame than providing solutions, I say lets play along. How do we properly assign blame for losing our AAA credit, and now the probable double-dip recession we're heading into? And the horrible unemployment, and, well, all our problems today? Lets use some other examples of blame to see how we assign it... - If a high school is failing at academics, has discipline problems, isn't meeting standards, breaking it's budget......do we blame teachers, janitors, lunch ladies, students? OR the principal? - If an NFL team is losing all it's games, and not improving, do we blame the assitants? The team doctors? The players? The fans? OR the Head Coach? - If a business is going bankrupt, losing it's top employees to a rival, stocks dropping, product not selling, do we blame accountants, mail men, salesmen........OR do we look immediately to the current, not prior, CEO? - If a military unit is failing in the field, not accomplishing the mission, not hitting it's goals, do we blame the grunts? Or the generals? - If a police department is rampant with corruption, can't catch murder and rape suspects, has no discipline, loses evidence......do we blame the patrol man? The detective? OR...the Police Chief. I've examined many areas of our society dealing with groups and organizations. In every single one of them, it seems we have always looked to the top of the food chain, the person in total command of the team, the unit, the department, the business, for laying blame, as that person is ultimately in charge. So when Washington is failing, why all of a sudden do we blame anyone and everyone EXCEPT the CEO/General/Chief/Head Coach/Principle..........President Barack Obama?