I don't understand why you insist on living in an alternate reality. On one hand, you complain about the lack of sacrifice about imaginary fire victims and on the other you complain that your government asks for a sacrifice such as paying some more taxes. How can you write such contradictory things in the same paagraph?<quoted text>
Hope for what? That the US ends up like Greece? That's not much of a hope.
What if we had an all liberal government? What would we have? I'll give you a hint: 6 trillion more in debt and absolutely nothing to show for it. That's progress?
I worry about my country. At one time, if a man (or woman) seen a house fire with children on the second floor screaming for help, the adult would risk life and limb to save them. After all, it's the young that must survive. Today, people say "let the children burn, I'm more concerned about what's in it for me!"
That pretty much explains the last election along with the loss of Republican seats in both houses.
"Ask not what you can do for your country, ask what your country can do for you."
Barack Insane Obama
If you were truly concerned about the country like you claim to be, you would look honestly at federal spending under GOP vesus Democratic administrations. Spending is always higher and taxes lower under GOP presidents. You call Democrats "Tax and spend." Even if that was true, it is much better than the "Don't tax and spend" GOP.