Hopefully, the politicians will see the light. These would be small steps to right this nearly capsized nation. Some of you look around and say"this ain't too bad and we'uns is pretty happy plus Obama is our man" as you cash in your food stamps and welfare checks (as of this writing 11 states have more people on welfare than they have working).
Look at Venezuela. There are many happy people there. Sure, there were many happy people under Hitler and Stalin and there are many happy people in places like North Korea, the Sudan and Iraq. But many people feel "happy" shooting up schools and shooting gang members and innocent people in Chicago, Columbine, Ft. Hood, Texas, Newton, etc.
Happiness, as written by hundreds of psychiatrists and others, is a state of mind reached many ways, like breaking out windows, shooting someone, raping and stealing as well as living a positive life.