The Economist magazine, one of the few fair-minded and intelligently-written periodicals left, has a fascinating if highly disturbing article about the general fiscal situation of the United States. To summarize quickly, the budget situation was already horrible when President Obama took office, thanks to the irresponsible fiscal behavior of the Bush administration. But with the stimulus package and potential massive spending on healthcare reform, the situation is now getting even worse.
The Republican Party is already trying to attack President Obama on the issue of the budget deficit and the national debt. So far, their attacks aren't really working, because the voters know that it was the Republicans who got them into this mess in the first place (the last time the budget was balanced, educated Americans recall, was on Bill Clinton's watch).
But if the Republicans have no credibility, the American people certainly do, because it's their money being spent. And 21st Century Jeffersonians should be alarmed at the mortgaging of the futures of their great-grandchildren by irresponsible men and women in Congress.
In any case, read the article, then forward it on to all your family and friends.