Things May Have to Get Worse Before They Get Better

If the political prognosticators are correct, the American people are poised to hand over the United States Senate to Republicans on November 4.  That is, the American people who will bother to go to the polls and cast their vote.  These Americans are likely to be older, whiter, more affluent and more conservative than average American voters.  They are more likely to believe that government is the problem rather than a mechanism to solve problems.  They are less likely to need social services and less willing to pay taxes to provide them.  They are eager to get to the polls because the status quo is probably working for them more than it is for millions of Americans struggling to keep their heads above water. …

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