by MN Gordon
Scratching the Surface
Problems, as people commonly perceive them, require solutions. Broken shoelaces must get fixed. Regrettably, in today’s democracy this means the candidate who offers the most fixes – in the form of goodies – to the most people wins the election.
[…] The Gallup poll reported earlier this week that 18 percent of U.S. adults believe the “economy in general” is the most important problem facing the country. This was followed by 13 percent who believe “dissatisfaction with government” is the top problem. Rounding out the third highest response were the 9 percent that believe “unemployment and jobs” are of highest concern.