It's not rocket science to create decent and useful jobs. Unemployment is the scourge of our nation. It causes death and disease. It eats away at family life. And it's a profound insult to the richest country on Earth.
29 million unemployed Americans will receive less financial support in total than was given out in bonuses to about 165,000 Wall Street employees. If you don't feel like a sucker yet, you're probably not paying attention.
How did last month's presidential statements about "obscene" bank bonuses become this month's calm justification? Perhaps the report that Wall Street is shifting its campaign financing to the Republicans had something to do with it?