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“So here we are pouring shiploads of cash into yet another war, this time in Libya, while simultaneously demolishing school budgets, closing libraries, laying off teachers and police officers, and generally letting the bottom fall out of the quality of life here at home,” says Bob Herbert in NYT

This is a moral issue. The fact that nearly 64% of the nation’s wealth is concentrated in the hands of 5% of the population is a scandal, while 80% of the population holds only 13% of the country’s wealth. Yet, the Right, particularly those with a “moral” agenda, concentrates its outrage on people’s sex lives and reproductive choices.

– Rich Horton

[This was] Bob Herbert’s last NYT column. Well said, as usual.

– Jim Demetre

Losing Our Way
By BOB HERBERT
New York Times, March 25, 2011

So here we are pouring shiploads of cash into yet another war, this time in Libya, while simultaneously demolishing school budgets, closing libraries, laying off teachers and police officers, and generally letting the bottom fall out of the quality of life here at home.

Welcome to America in the second decade of the 21st century. An army of long-term unemployed workers is spread across the land, the human fallout from the Great Recession and long years of misguided economic policies. Optimism is in short supply. The few jobs now being created too often pay a pittance, not nearly enough to pry open the doors to a middle-class standard of living.

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