Instead of seeing our problems in strictly quantitative or qualitative terms, we need to sort our challenges according to their most appropriate scale ... to address each dilemma as creatively and productively as possible.
Soon after President Obama's second inaugural address, John Boehner said the White House would try "to annihilate the Republican Party" and "shove us into the dustbin of history." Actually, the GOP is doing a pretty good job annihilating itself.
Who exactly are the entitled moochers who benefit from Medicaid? In fact, half of the Americans covered by Medicaid are children, and one who is especially close to my heart is my 4-year-old son, Isaac.
While Democrats want to raise tax rates on the wealthy is it possible to do it without going all the way back to the Clinton tax rates? Can we combine raising rates with closing some loopholes and reach the revenue target?
Your prosperity is driven by mine, and vice versa. We do no one any favors when we divide the country into two warring groups at a time when, in reality, our economic troubles have lumped more of us together than at any time in nearly 50 years.
Politicians love to tell us rags-to-riches stories. Democrats do; Republicans do. Independents probably do, too. Our president has one. So does our first lady. These tales ostensibly emphasize the American dream, and indeed they do -- but what of the generation in rags?
This week there was another big attack on Social Security by another elite. This time the attack comes from a columnist. These attacks never come from people who depend on these programs (i.e. almost all of us.) Why do the privileged elites hate Social Security so much?