Yeah, all that austerity is working wonders throughout the Eurozone. “De Nile” ain’t just a river in Egypt.
I have to wonder why any part of the 99% of Americans want to keep sending politicians to Washington who blatantly want to let Wall Street financiers gamble with what is essentially taxpayer money (or at least taxpayer guaranteed bailouts when they inevitably lose their gambles).
An interesting look at why the GOP, in particular, has ceased caring about the unemployment rate (and thus the unemployed) as a deliberate matter of policy. As they say, follow the money.
Richard Beck hits on something on which I had never really connected the dots. I’ve often had a sense of disconnect with things people in my Christian context say and do, but have never really understood why. I think this may be a significant factor. “Specifically, sin is more than skin deep. Trouble is, the main problem Protestants tend to worry about when it comes to sin isn’t the sin. It’s God’s anger over sin. Because of this Protestants aren’t really all that interested in escaping sin. They are mainly preoccupied with escaping hell. Thus, for many Protestants the answer to our “sin problem” isn’t holiness but forgiveness.”
The only real fiscal goal of Republicans in Congress is more tax cuts for their wealthy supporters (and generally for themselves as well). Screw the country and virtually everyone in it for short term gain. And it really is a short term gain as that very wealth tends to be supported by the overall health of our country. A larger piece of a smaller pie will actually end up being a net loss.