I really think our political discourse regarding the economy is completely broken. The US can borrow money at extremely easy rates. Or just print more of it: inflation is extremely low to non-existent. We have a lot of unemployed people (myself included). We have a lot of things we need to do. Let's get to work, America.
But due to the desire of the Republican party to punish people who are already suffering, and the over-representation our political institutions give them, we cannot do the obvious thing. This seems like Hooverism all over again. I am very angry, and very disappointed at the nonchalance with which the suffering of so many people is treated by our political class. And these aren't even people on the other side of the world. These our us. 9.3% unemployment is a crisis. And unlike the BP oil leak, we can do something about it.