. . . who ruined Wall Street. Or something.
Our nation faces real crises. While much of the wealth destroyed by the Crash of 2008 has been recovered, it’s been reallocated from working families to large banks and the wealthy. We still have a crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, not least over how and whether we can explore for ever-more-precious oil in ever-more-dangerous places — Congress cut the money to improve regulations to prevent future spills. We need secure pensions for people who work for their entire lives, and want to retire so a younger person can have their job — heck our economy needs people to retire earlier, not later. We need secure funding for education, for primary and secondary education, and for college, which is increasingly a necessity.
None of those problems was created by teachers, NPR, Planned Parenthood, Head Start, PBS, the guy next door who lost his job, nor the many immigrants who came to this nation to build our economy while building their own little store of wealth.
Ronald Reagan said that for every difficult problem, there is a solution that is simple, easy to understand, popular — and wrong. I wish people would quit endorsing those solutions to problems we don’t have, and work for real solutions to the problems we do have.