AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
The people at that rally are so out of touch with reality that they don't truly understand the role of the Federal Govt. but only on issues that they have no interest in but on others this liberal govt. is doing the right thing. The results are there for all to see but ignore.
What's tragic to me is how much time and energy so many people put into these partisan circle-jerks, and how many people think these pep rallies are of any significance.
It will be really tough to explain to my daughter in twenty years why so many people fiddled while Rome burned. I think my generation deserves all the scorn we get from our kids in the decades to come.