This holiday season, Americans have a lot to be thankful for. The gap between our nation’s richest and poorest citizens is smaller than that of Chile, Mexico, and Turkey. Our unemployment rate is lower than seven of the thirty-seven members of the OECD. And the Legislative Branch of our government is significantly more popular than Fidel Castro at the time of his retirement. Now, it is true that 82% of Americans currently disapprove of the job Congress is doing - the highest disapproval rating since September, which was the highest since August. But come on - they’re doing better than Castro, and that’s definitely something to be thankful for. So as you sit down with some family and some turkey tomorrow, I’m sure you’ll join me in giving thanks, as well as hoping that I can come up with something apolitical to write about for a change.
November 23, 2011