Sometimes the best remedy for the post-Christmas blues is a little perspective shift. Sure, it's sad that the tree is gone, the lights are down, and family have gone back home: but is the end of Christmas really that bad compared to, for example, the U.S. national debt?
As the U.S. National Debt Clock shows in stark black, red, and green, the debt is climbing, and there's no sign of slowing down.
Fortunately, there is a way for we, the people, to reverse the clock's direction. A balanced budget amendment, proposed by a Convention of States and ratified by the states, would go a long way towards lowering the debt to a manageable level.