In an otherwise excellent piece in the NY Times about the drastic expansion of poverty in suburban America, this quote stood out:
“The whole political class is just getting the memo that Ozzie and Harriet don’t live here anymore,” said Edward Hill, dean of the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.
That’s just wrong. A good portion of the political class has spent the last couple years trying to do something, anything, to help out the economic situation in America. The problem is that the Republicans have just blocked everything. You could argue that even what the Democrats are proposing is not enough, and Paul Krugman does every day, but it is just nonsense that they aren’t trying to do something or “haven’t got the memo.” I understand when people are desperate and feel abandoned they think no one cares, but it’s just not true. There are a lot of people fighting every single day to try and fix the economy.
Both parties aren’t the same.