The greatest challenge that I see for America is addressing how we can rectify the growing national trade deficit. I believe it threatens our way of life, and needs to gain much greater public attention. We face many economic challenges but we will have the means to make decisions to address most of them, but as we spend our money overseas on products we relinquish the wherewithal to control our resources for the future. I wish that America's economic and political leaders would bring this issue to the forefront and act. Perhaps they are afraid to ask the people of the US to act, but I believe we must. To control our destiny we must address and fully understand what this means to our future.