We are being bombarded by advertisements about the presidential election. Citizen's United has insured that elections are a money fest, and if we follow that money, we might not see our best interests at the source.
President Obama has worked with Republicans in the House that I believe have no intention of compromise and want him (and the country) to fail. The goal is to make him look bad and to get their own elected.
President Clinton's surplus turned into a disastrous deficit under President Bush. This was brought on by two wars of choice and many other budget busters that were unanimously supported by born-again deficit hawks like Paul Ryan. They now say we can't afford our safety nets.
The tepid recovery has been great for corporations and mild for workers. Deregulation caused much of the Wall Street/Housing crash. Yet Republicans say it's what we need to improve things. Huh?
Obama wanted more government spending for jobs and infrastructure, modeled after the end of the Great Depression.
Republicans preach the gospel of trickle-down economics. But wait, the corporations aren't hiring and they're investing overseas. And some big boys are hiding their investments in the Cayman Islands, like at Bain Capital.