New numbers today, indicating that America's debt has skyrocketed since last year.
By how much, the concerned taxpayer might ask. Well, from a mere $455 billion last year to $1.58 trillion. If every American were to pay his share, he couldn't do it.
As expected, Democrats rally cries of how it's necessary to have this debt to pull us out of the recession, and they can find at least one economist who agrees with them.
Republicans, on the other hand, have a wealth of angry seniors getting Social Security checks and Medicare who hate socialism and aren't afraid to tell you about it.
So what's a vaguely educated voter to think about all this? Personally, I've got a bit of a wait and see attitude. It's safe to assume that government will be forced to curtail the ballooning deficit in the next few years, or all of us will suffer the dire consequences, and elected officials want to keep their office.
I remain standing by an earlier statement that it's too early to attack Obama. Give the guy a full year in office, assess the situation and go from there. January will be plenty of time to campaign against Democrats in office in an attempt to remove them and put an army of Glenn Becks in their place, if that's your heart's desire.