What's the biggest problem this country faces going forward? The deficit? Not even.
How about gay gun abortion control? D'ya think?
Global climate change? You're getting closer, but that's a global problem, and there's an even bigger one peculiar to us.
The blood-sucking monster in the living room no one even wants to acknowledge the existence of is the simple fact that our economy cannot exist in its present form unless the country is at war or seriously preparing for it.
Eisenhower was the first and only president to understand the full implications of this, and issued an alarm after spending eight years doing nothing to stop it.
This has been the situation for 65 years, since 1948. It's so wrong on so many levels, including strategically, yet we refuse to acknowledge we've become a threat to the peace and safety of the world, and a danger to ourselves as a result.
It will take well over a generation to dismantle the war machine, and we don't seem to be in any big hurry to start. Who in Congress other than Barbara Lee is able to admit the depth of the problem?
That's the main reason prospects for this country don't look so good going forward. As long as we deny who we are, we'll be dealing with major, major difficulties just getting through life.