LOL. The economy is already ruined. The Republicrats agreed to raise taxes AND increase the deficit. How anyone could consider that a victory defies logic. :shrug: If I recall, Paul Ryan's "extremist" solution that was floated around would still take nearly three decades to balance the budget. We're fucked no matter what, and it's funny to see partisan types pretending that their party of choice will somehow save us by doing more of the same. It's just a matter of time before this country collapses under the weight of its own fiscal irresponsibility. A while back I read that roughly 40% of the money our government spends is borrowed. Assuming that was accurate, it means the government could implement a 100% tax rate for everyone and still barely break even as far as the national debt is concerned (and that's not even taking into consideration that people would have no money for food, shelter, clothing, gas for their cars to drive to work, etc. and would likely rebel against the government if they didn't all starve or freeze to death first). This is why I've been paying less and less attention to politics over the years. Why fight to the death over who gets to captain the Titanic AFTER it hit the iceberg?