Bush's approval rating is sitting around 40%... Who the hell are these 4 out of 10 Americans?
More importantly, what the hell are they thinking?
- Thousands of Americans dead in the Middle East ensuring that Islamic fanatics will rule in
- Federal debt as far as the eye can see -- financed by the Chinese and other powers who are growing so fast they'll be eating our economic lunch after a couple more decades: financed by us!
- An energy policy founded on a resource (oil) that ensures the wealth and power of some of the most anti-American tyrants in the world.
- Congressional malfeasance at an all-time high.
as you know I could go on and on...
Where is the leadership?
Our schools are turning out increasing numbers of paper-pushers who chase Wall Street $$$ while more than 50% of college graduates in India have science, math or engineering degrees.Sorry to all you business/finance types out there: yeah, you have a necessary skill, but its technological progress (innovation) that drives the standard of living and the fact that we became a super-power. Finance and financial markets are support systems for economic and social growth: which is brought about by scientific and technological innovation. Somehow this country has turned moving money around into an end unto itself... one that is rewarded more richly than the cancer researcher, the teacher or the engineer who designed the materials used in your home.
If you don't like the idea of labor from south of the boarder picking your fruit just wait for Act II: that's when Chinese and Indian firms come to America to repair our infrastructure. Of course, this time around the engineers and bosses will be the foreigner, while the laborers will be Americans.
What would it take to get this other 40% to abandon their hero? Would he have to be caught punching babies?