Mr. Karzai, with all due respect, our government at the moment can't even decide how much money will be spent on our own people, on our own needs, on our own security. Please be patient -- and appreciative.
While Republicans and the corporate media bemoan the growing federal debt as our most pressing crisis, very few commentators have mentioned the necessity of addressing America's most crucial deficit -- jobs.
The choices being made today by leaders in Washington will determine if the titanic U.S. economy stays afloat or sinks further underwater. Choices that tilt in favor of the wealthy would come at the expense of those who are most vulnerable.