Obama has been elected! Too bad the US is still screwed.

dave's picture

What we've all been waiting for has finally happened (at least all the rest of the world, the US has been split on the issue since 2000), Bush is out.  Obama is in, and I'm confident that he'll make a lot of great changes. 

Old news, I know.  

Now I'm sure that Obama is going to work hard to try and turn things around.  He'll probably discover that he can't deliver on some election promises, but that's just the nature of life, by the time he gets six months in things will look much different then when he began campaigning 6 months ago.  

Obama has a tough road ahead of him.  He knows that, but the real challenge is that most Americans don't realize just how f*cked  America is.  

Take for starters America's 4 deficits: budget, savings, trade and leadership.  The election of Obama is the first step to balance that final one, but the other three are going to be very hard to turn around, if it's even possible.  A new film I.O.U.S.A describes just how much trouble the U.S. financial system is really in.  I.O.U.S.A. is:

To the U.S. economy what 'An Inconvenient Truth' was to the environment.

 Oh and don't forget the other looming challenges of a carbon deficit, a dying environment, peak oil, and a moral deficit (though this is arguably constant throughout history). We are looking at a very tough few decades ahead.  

 

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  • Morally deficit? Seriously? Who are you? What exactly would suggest the USA is morally deficit?

  • Wow that was...sobering. Thanks for posting it. I wish movies in high school social studies were as interesting as that was. Very well done.