I think Blue Warrior raises some interesting questions, but my only concern is that he is seeing the Democrats in tunnel vision. It's a fact that sometimes politicans from the same party disagree with eachother. That is true for Republicans also, and it's not just a Democratic problem. I think the country could greatly benefit from unity and vision within both parties. When the Republicans were calling the shots, I think they were saying that tax cuts would allow the rich to hire more people and create jobs. What ended up happening, is corporations sent job oversees for the purpose of using cheap labor to maximize profits. Meanwhile, while some Republicans were calling for corporations to behave ethically, their peers were overseeing committees regarding these dubious business practices. Some of those folks were financially backed in tight political races by corporate lobbiest with deep pockets. Due to all the political instability in Washington, we will continue to see a mass exodus of private jobs and a subsequent demand for government solutions, and as long as the US dollar continues to loose ground, and as long as racism remains a problem in America, I am afraid neither party will fully get it's act together.