This past week the S&P downgraded the USA credit rating from AAA to AA, this now puts us on the same footing as Spain. All in all it appears to me as part of generalized push to decapitalize and delegitimize government in general. To force the out sourcing of the key infrastructure projects to private corporate entities, much like is done in places like Nigeria, and Colombia. Whether it's the "Tea party" or not, sharks are in the water and instead of tossing our buckets overboard to lighten the load, we need to gather all hands and use them to bail ourselves out.
We all benefit when government is involved in maintaining things like access to water, electricity, roads, and basic health care. The History of this great nation is filled with examples of government subsidies going to private industry to create wealth. To think that private corporations, or even individuals have produced this wealth _ex nihilo_ with only their sweat is hubris. It is to forget that we all…
Remember 'go outside and play?' - Los Angeles Times
This bloody sucks. I was watching Hitchcock's "What about Harry" and the little 6year old had the run of the town and surrounding woods. He went where he pleased. I don't think folks have gotten worse, we've just gotten scared.