- Stalled U.S. economic growth rate
- Higher rates of poverty in most states; children in LGBT families more likely to be poor
- Diminished health outlook due to obesity
- Decline in the earth observation sciences
- Increased government surveillance of citizens, including data captured by Google from Wi-Fi content, as well as increasingly unprotected electronic privacy of cloud Email
- U.S. use of predator drones is now officially reported, targeted for a significant infusion of government funds, and justified by authorities (including allowing targeting of U.S. citizens).
"Forward" is the new presidential campaign slogan of the Democrats. We are at the crossroads. If the November elections fail to reelect President Obama, fail to return Democratic control to the U.S. House of Representatives, and to switch various state legislatures, we will continue this sorry legacy. We need to get back on track as soon as possible.