DrewDad, That's not possible in today's economic climate. Any increase in taxes for the wealthy will not replace the tax cuts for the middle class and poor. Obama cannot add much more expenditures for social services from the fixed federal budget. Tax revenues will continue to decrease while more jobs are lost, and consumer spending gets reduced to the necessities of life; shelter, food and fuel.
We've already bled the turnip for all its worth, and the well is dry for the next several decades.
Too many handicaps for all the subsequent presidents who takes over for many years to come.
When we stop the bleeding of jobs and increased inflation, we might see some daylight, but that's going to be a task for the best minds - not for the Palins and McCains.