History says we can't "nation build" and countries that do "fail". Republicans were wrong about Iraq. And the oil didn't pay for it, the American Middle Class did. Taxes rose steadily for decades reaching 90% on the wealthiest Americans under Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower. At the same time, the middle class bought houses and grew affluent. The highway system was built. Both Republicans and Democrats admired science and education. The highway system was built. NASA has brought in billions directly from patents and licenses and an untold amount from what it gave to business. Since Reagan, and the country following Republican policies, especially on taxes, income has dropped, the middle class has become poor, the infrastructure is old, Republicans have turned their back on education and science. We were put into deep debt by the Bush tax cuts passed through "reconciliation". They were going to create jobs. Since then, we've been in a recession so deep, some have called it a depression. Business took the money and moved millions of jobs to China from 2001 to 2008. History says "Noah's Ark" is not a true story. Republicans say the "Grand Canyon" is proof. So who to believe? Republicans or history?