Bruce McQain really does a good job filling you in on what you’re up against, assuming you’re in the top 50% of income earners in the U.S. And let’s face it: if you’re even trying, top 50% aint that tough. Read the whole thing, and the Walter Williams piece that underlies it, too.
I’ve been saying it for years: the chief objective of practical politics (I’m not going to make any useless distinctions: politics. period.) in a
free democratic society is to have the productive half of the country foot the bill, while ensuring the other half get out to the polls to vote. Which means: if you’re one of the productive half and you vote, there’s just something a little bit stupid about you — because you’ll never outvote all those who’d be happy to have you pay their way. Then again, I’m always hearing what a great political "value" and "freedom" it is to vote. Well, you’re sure gettin’ the freedom to have your values, eh? (good & hard)
Bruce includes an interesting chart that shows us closing in on France in terms of haematomania. I note that the fastest growing economy on the plant (3-5 times faster than us), China, is not even on the list. You do understand, don’t you? One day, should the trends continue, you may wake up a citizen of a 2nd rate economic power (uh, that would be America).