from Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles’s Sketchpad today –
At a time when the White House and Homeland Security are yammering about how the TSA needs to squeeze our butts for our own good, the feds are screwing the economy with enough deficit spending to wreck practically everyone’s future. Or at least wreck the future of anyone who is not politically connected…
This is exactly right. Americans get so distracted by all of the scandals du jour that they take their eye off the ball of the most critical issue, runaway government spending and financial commitments (which in turn show up as deficits and debt). If I were a cynic, I might even think that these distractions were intentional.
Lucky for us you’re still an idealist, Saul.