The USA is $14.3 trillion in debt.
Default on the debt is imminent if Obama can't gain support for ... an increase ... in the allowable of debt ... an increase in the debt that America can't service.
And if they do default?
Meanwhile, Australia, sitting pretty, while Europe and America continue to blunder along, is burdened with the worst leaders that could possibly be inflicted on a wealthy, stable country.
Gillard and Abbott are not respected by the public, because they don't deserve respect. They do not behave as respectable and authoritative leaders should. Their gravitas is missing in action, they stand naked before us and we are collectively repelled.
And for goodness sake, will someone tell our Prime Minister to stop touching people - the laying of hands in her wooden manner is an excruciating distraction; and someone please make her stop speaking as if addressing a room of slow three year olds.
A special tip for journalists everywhere, who keep writing that Abbott will be subject to closer scrutiny ... in due course ... three minutes before we have to vote at the next federal election. For fuck's sake you morons: how about applying the blow torch now? Are you such dunderheads that you can't "scrutinise" the incumbent and the opposition at the same time? Is that too much fucking work? Will it use up too much fucking ink?