... isn't very good.
There is little need to elaborate here except to note that we are in dire economic straits and, unless the entitlement mentality is addressed, are not likely to escape for many years.
President Obama will give the State of the Union Address to a Joint Session of the Congress this evening. If he is wise, and a true leader, he will ask that we return to the American Way as it used to be: hard work, self reliance, and a willingness to buckle down and get on with the job without the excessive partisan squabbling of today.
That includes silencing Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) who are, arguably, two of the greatest threats faced by our great nation.
Since, in many - not all - ways, President Obama's own biography epitomizes the virtues that we should practice, he would not, unusually for a politician, be asking us to 'do as I say, not do as I do'.
President Kennedy said it well: "ask not what your country can do for you; ask, rather, what you can do for your country."