I see no hope for our country, unless especially the absconding, major capital flighting, offshoring, outsourcing super-rich are taxed more progressively as in the past, and at this point it seems to me that extraditional, retroactive capital controls and assessments are needed to make them pay for the damage that threatens us all, which they have and are causing mainly due to Wall Street, having made their fortunes in the newly defined "service" economy on the backs of the American public, regardless of implied, treatied or other immunities to whit; but I won't "Holder" my breath.
We have enough useless departments of government, including the IRS and ISAF (old NATO) that some could be converted into or replaced by useful, forcible repatriation tax centers to make these "de-regulated" absconders pay as they should have long ago, instead of freely allowing that which has bled the "over-regulated" small businesses of our country dry especially since Reagan and the fall of the ussr (their last obstacle to world domination), with such negotiations to whit having been started for cheap far east labor perhaps even before Nixon, and as exemplified by the likes of NAFTA, CAFTA, etal.; the "great sucking sound" of jobs being lost from our shores forever as Ross Perot quipped so long ago.
If America is not to sink into a cesspit of undue influence of the type that presently allows congress to have such along with the likes of unfettered insider trading on military no-bid contracts, like Pelosi was exposed as being "conferred" with, then we must also limit all large "groups", esp. public funded types as to not only amounts of donations, but air time, bookings, etc. unless individual freedoms and opinons are to be cast into the dustbin of history as a relic of our past as "ineffective", weak and inconsequential to the "evolution" of mankind, whereby the "spiders in a bottle" logic takes over, bullyism, and Lord Acton's theory comes to pass in infinite measure...a totally sad future for all but the few at the top of the immoral "heap". Not my kind of America at all.