Let's just say they have had about 50 years where they could have made things better. Who, you say? Yeah, who. We have had the greatest minds, people of integrity, honesty, compassion and good will, promising us results and here we are. You would think that they could have come up with a education system that worked. You would think they could have provided an enviornment that encouraged good wages and low unemployment rates. What's with the cost of health care and health care insurance ???? It is not my opinion or my desire to have the powers that be assume the responsibility to "take care of me". My complaint is that we have been told time and time again how our interests are their utmost concern. However we all know that big business and powerful lobbys have more influence than any individual. The great wealth and productivity of the american work force has been squandered away, we have paid a great price and have little to show for it. The attitude that big business must prosper at all cost and that the vast profits will "trickle down" to the lower guy has proven to be a fantasy.....how can anybody be worth say 10 million a year and someone he employs be paid say 30 grand....way way out of proportion. It's where we are. There is nothing trickling down, there are lay offs and outsourcing. And we are in debt. Big time. Personal debt is high, the federal budget runs a deficit and the national debt is nothing but irresponsible. What a mess. Watch where you step.