Retired US Gov. 2004 I have been anticipating the systems failure sense 1990. Well, I am now convinced that the end of the insanity is eminent. The only hope now is to arise from the ashes. Thus "The Phoenix". How's that for a plan? I had no anticipation of a President who could ignore the Constitution to the extent he has and he is just now gaining his stride. If nothing else, it is going to be interesting. I believe that Romney was sincere about not wanting to be the captain of the Titanic. It is a no win situation unless the plan is to go down with the ship. Hope for the best and plan for the worst.