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It is this kind of BS that keeps us spending more and more and more. Those in congress that made the fight were trying (and perhaps poorly) to make the point that we need a real fight with real consequences to tighten our belts and enter a season of sacrifice...perhaps akin to the greatest generation in US history....during WWII--when sacrifice and giving was normal and done without complaint. Bunch of cry babies we've all become!!
I see a difference from 10 years ago....I mean, I don't see any difference from 10 years ago. I also travel a lot all around the world. The one thing that usually strikes me as I look out the window is how much air is out there and how most of the time we are flying over vast areas of no-mans-land with no pollution....one exception. India. Fly all over India in regional jets and you usually don't get higher than the brown haze of smoke from 1 billion cooking fires burning each day.
I don't know whether to believe or not, but I HATE the speculative, slanted, tentative wording of these reports that basically says, "we believe that something is a little different and may have indicators showing we influenced some of the change by an unknown amount."