- The gaping hole at the south end of Manhattan Island which still has not been filled. The Empire State Building was erected in less time.
- The always troubled but still vital American city that was washed away and is now being replaced by a Disney-esque - and very white - amusement park version of the dark and funky original.
- The eroding national infrastructure that has already begun outstrip our ability to replace and repair it's deteriorating components - as symbolized by a collapsed bridge in the same town the Rethugligoons will hold their Nuremberg Rally. And all without a hint of irony.
- The downward spiral of personal health of the average citizen, without hope of aid from a bloated, inefficient and imploding national health "care" system.
- The collapsing dollar.
As hilzoy sez about this issue: This is no way to run a country.