Obviously, these are tough economic times for most people. Cuts to services will continue and taxes will increase in some form or another - user fees, closing tax loopholes, etc.
Politicians don’t really want to face the harsh reality ahead. People just want it fixed somehow.
Politicians who talk straight have very short careers. That’s why they avoid the tough questions, or at least, they downplay them and deftly reframe the issues on their own terms.
They claim there’s too much pork, while securing federal dollars for their own states. They claim the deficit is too high, and then borrow more money for tax breaks and spending. They are crafty, and people are angry, yet gullible.
Will government ever be efficient and work well on behalf of all its citizens, and not just for the power brokers?
We need economic growth for sure, but let’s not forget about equity, or else it’s just growth for the privileged.
Let’s not forget it’s the workers that drive the engine of our economy. The executives at the top are just pulling strings and flipping switches in the control room, which is important, but wouldn’t exist without the backbone of the workers.
Enough with extreme economic disparity. Being less greedy at the top and sharing more of the wealth with the middle and lower class will benefit everybody.
The economy is consumer driven. So let more wealth actually trickle down so that the little people can consume and help the economy recover.