I've been on the road for a bit with the band Live Tropical Fish and it's been fun, but not just because of the music. It's been really great getting to see people from outside of my little gov't town of Washington, DC. When I was in Boston, there was a group of IT professionals from all over the world. They were arguing just how screwed the US is, not IF it is screwed, but how much and why. There were lots of whistling noises where thumbs were being pointed down, if you catch my drift. They were from china, germany, japan, the good ole US of A. All of them said, why can't rich people pay a little more in taxes? Why can't we find ways of adding infrastructure? What the hell is wrong with you people?