The citizenry is shackled to the notion that Republicans are horrendous but Democrats are worse and visa-versa. Our obsession with avoiding personal responsibility for the state of our nation has led to an adoration or hatred of party. The Republican and Democratic parties, which are in fact a single entity, are dependent on this and use these opposing emotions to seize absolute power. This power grab and our phobic willingness to participate has led to the greatest transferral of wealth the world has ever seen.
I once became interested in economics and read all of the heavy-hitters. The only thing I took from this is three economic tenets. Animal Spirits, Irrational Exuberance and Invisible Hand. In a nutshell what these tenets teach us is that if 300 million people decide that things are a certain way, then that’s the way it becomes. Data, statistics, graphs ledgers be damned. The reason I bring this up is that a majority of economists believe that a road out of our debt does not exist. We and our children are absolutely screwed. I do not accept that. I am a “shade tree” optimistic economist and I have so much faith in our willingness to stand up for ourselves. Please go to normalparty.org to be counted, and I’d really love to have a conversation on my forum.