Maybe it’s because the economy is slowly–painfully slowly–recovering, but can it be that the most pressing issue before the nation is a highly exaggerated “war on religion” and whether people should be using birth control?
Posts Tagged ‘Economy’
I find it grating lately when I hear news reports, particularly on TV, describe cities with Occupy Wall St. encampments as “losing patience” with the protests. It seems to imply that the dissent is something to be humored and, by extension, something that can justifiably be put down by force because they’ve “worn out their welcome.” Eerily similar to the Bonus Army of the 1930s when war veterans were thrown out of a camp near the capitol, two men shot and their shanty town burned.
Europeans are struggling desperately to avoid financial default. Yet here in America we are facing a looming fiscal debacle that is of our own making and is entirely avoidable. In other words, we’ve manufactured a crisis over an issue that has historically been a routine decision. Simply amazing and disgusting.
Tracking down and killing Bin Laden has the president feeling justifiably proud, in a reserved way, of course. But his strength is tempered by the continuing weakness of the economy, which is, by extension, his own weakness. And who better to personify that weakness but uber-nerd Steve Urkel of Family Matters.