Yes we have our problems but England for an example really is in deep trouble. One example a single woman with two children say in London or some other major city on "welfare" ok "entitlement" if you want to call it that makes more money than a postmaster for their British postal service. Truly Amazing. Spain, Italy, and Greece are about bankrupt. Greece they had the system so you could actually retire at age 50. Europe also has a work week of 32 to 35 hrs per week as a "full" schedule. If we go down they will go down too. Debt ceiling? Trillions of dollars. Read on the internet if at the time of Christ you spent a million a day by now you still could not have spent a trillion dollars-that would take hundreds of years more. Truly unreal!