Ah, yes I had to look up the supermajority rule. There's no eqeunalivt in Australia apart from constitutional changes. A majority in the House appears to be out of reach but perhaps just possible if Obama overwhelms Romney in the next debates.It's very strange, really. Reagan created far more debt in real terms for no good reason than Obama did for justifiable reflation. The Republicans largely created the financial crisis, hobbled Obama's reaction to it and now want to get back in under the curious justification that they claim to be good economic managers. All this distracts from moving towards more sustainable development and restoring social equity (without which economic progress will be greatly hampered). Winding back military expenditure wouldn't go amiss, either.
I lirltaely jumped out of my chair and danced after reading this!