We have become a nation where our leaders can throw billions at places like Goldman Sachs, which does nothing to touch the lives of average Americans, but underfund the war against cancer, which touches almost every family.
Liz Gilbert said of Italy, "In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, only artistic excellence is incorruptible." I have pondered her insight for weeks. I keep asking myself the essential question. Is the US headed the way of Italy?
You know the massive inequality that has come to America? Well, none of that is the fault of Wall Street or the Republicans who have been in power and promoted the policies that led to this stuff. It's all Obama's fault.
The knee-jerk style of economic planning in firms around the country is the result of no one in Washington thinking past the next news cycle. Everyone is looking for "quick fix" to get us back to "normal."
Paul Ryan's quest to slash government spending is a job-killing agenda. He has to resort to crazy incoherent arguments about interest rates because everybody can see that spending money to create jobs will, you know, create jobs.