"I am concerned over the long term effects of the potential judiciary appointments."
Why in particular is this more important to you than the looming War economy that Wall St is salivating over knowing that no one will be doing any investigations anymore. Isn't several 4trillion$ of citizen savings wiped out enough of an alarm yet .
Amazing that you don't consider the Cold War *borrow & spend* bill run up by Reagan/Bush and their Repub-controlled Senate for 6 years worth your attention since you and I and all tax payers are *still* responsible for paying for that bill and will be for another 20 years atleast and that's *before* the added bills for financial bailouts like the half-$trillion$ Savings & Loan bailouts.
*Now* add the trillions that will be voted for ginning up the Bushites war economy .
It's amazing how people don't think that every dollar of *defecit*
is *borrowed* in the form of Fed reserve T-notes and bonds which means not only doi the cost of those t-notes have to paid back with our tax dollars, but alos the interest on it.
Please focus a little household "common sense" economics , on this *deficit spending binge* the Bush White House is now about to have the entire Congress joining in on.
Bankrupt the nation and them see what *emergency* powers will be imposed from on high until the crisis is brought under control with austerity measures.