Few Americans needed Standard &
Poor to confirm the mismanagement of the United States government and
its finances. The downgrading of American credit will raise interest
rates on America’s huge debt and ultimately on all Americans. Popular
polls say that most Americans blame Congress—but that’s too simplistic.
As much as Barack Obama would like to shift that blame onto Congress, the fault lies squarely on the shoulders of President. It
is first and foremost a leadership problem that is crippling
America—and the leader is President Barack Obama—not the many members of