The most dangerous human trait is not anger, or xenophobia, or even willful ignorance.
On the graph, the highlighted two-year waterfall is the most striking feature — but notice instead what it shows for the years 2004-06: an unmistakable upward trend.
Then came 2007 (after a change in party control of both houses of Congress) and ZOMGWTFBBQ the curve tilts downward for a few months and then levels off. It even seems to be trying to turn upward again.
But Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) seized upon the brief downturn and began shrieking RECESSION!! — and the Republicans in Washington, including the Bush Administration, panicked. And thus began the “don’t just stand there, DO SOMETHING!!!” phase of the chain reaction, which led to the waterfall.
Which caused voters to panic in 2008, leading to the last five years of employment non-growth at a level far below anything this country had seen in years.
This is how we are led by our Washington Establishment, on both sides of the political aisle — including the socialists in the Lord Haw-Haw media.
The damage they do is so great only because the power they wield is so great. The American people need to take that power back to their states, cities and homes.
The upcoming new year is an election year. Choose your next congressman and senators wisely.