For example, the $25 trillion we've thrown at poverty over the last 45 years has resulted in what? Still, depending on which measure you use, about 12 percent are still in poverty.
Our education system, despite our spending more per student than just about any nation, is not the best in the world, not even by a long shot.
I am pretty conviced throwing more money at these problems is not the answer.
In the meantime, no one wants to compromise on solutions that require compromise. When the Republicans are in power, the Democrats obstruct. When the Democrats are in power, the Republicans obstruct. Where does this get us?
One of the most succinct statements on this problem was posted yesterday in a comment on the HuffPo, of all places:
I find it sad that while Democratic and Republican citizens continue to blame and fight each other, the corporate and financial elite laugh all the way to the bank with ours and our children’s money, not to mention their very future. What must be realized (and very soon) is that the corporate and financial lobbyists threw huge amounts of money at the republicans (for the most part) while they were in power...and now they are throwing huge amounts of money at the democrats (for the most part) while they are in power. We think that by getting rid of the ‘bad’ politicians we will win. Throw out one politician, they buy two more. Throw out five, they buy ten. We will continue to unknowingly weaken our own efforts, until we all dismiss the ‘perceived’ enemy and recognize the real enemy. If you are only blaming and fighting Democrats or Republicans, you may want to rethink that strategy. Throw out the politicians on the take, but keep going and expose the root of our problems. -- Joseph PijanowskiIf you go to Joe's union web site, he only tells half the story, but his point above is valid. Isn't it about time for all Americans, left and right; Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, and Independent, to take back this country?