Seattle P-I I hope this is one thing the Democrats in Congress address in the new year. It is not a sexy topic, it is not at the top of many people's lists, and yet this is a far bigger threat than, say, the Social Security problem that Bush was raising the alarm for. Six short years of Republican rule have driven us near the brink of ruin. Can you believe it? If someone tries to tell me how good tax cuts are going to be for the U.S. economy, I think I'm going to punch him.