certainly a good honest president could go a long way towards steering the country back.
i watched an interesting video from mises institute for anyone who has the time. it discusses the wall street protest (and the misguided efforts of some of them), especially around 5 minutes and 15 minutes in:
Tom Woods on the Wall Street Protests
we have an entire system that now encourages malinvestment and fraud. the way it is set up right now it encourages risk,(not a good thing for citizens to be engaged in) because americans cannot possibly just save conservatively and get ahead when their currency is being debased at the same time. they cannot possibly keep up with inflation and that is done intentionally. we can't even imagine an america without inflation running rampant anymore, thanks to the machinations of the federal reserve.
i really do like that people are starting to get that something is really wrong with these bailouts, but i am not sure that it is being channeled properly-since some of the wall street protestors just want more of the same. (more bailouts, more malinvestment, etc.)
at least the right leaning (tea party) and the left leaning (wall street protests) understand that there is something fundamentally going wrong in this country now with the way the system is set up.
i think it is almost frightening that some of our ELECTED representatives are openly talking about suspending elections-even if it is meant as a joke. (which really isn't very funny when you think about it). to me, it just confirms that we are headed in the wrong direction as a country and going further down the wrong path.
i guess it is true that absolute power corrupts absolutely.
we do NOT need leaders like this.