I am a 63 year old divorced father of four young adults and grandfather of two children. I am a Marine Corps veteran from the Vietnam era but was never in Vietnam.
I have followed politics from when Reagan fired the Air Traffic Controllers union, thus firing the first shot in the war on the middle class and unions in general. I have never seen America so divided nor have I ever seen a "news" network putting out so many lies and distortions to keep that divide wide open (Dr Goebbels would be proud).
There is so much that needs to get done but partisan politics across the country keeps anything from getting done. Politicians now accept what used to be called bribes before they did away with the ethics committee in Congress. They take money from corporations who give them the framework of bills they want passed. The bills are very anti-citizen and very pro-business as the businesses try to do away with year of regulations put in place to protect the many from the excesses of the few.
The 2008 economic meltdown was the direct result of the gutting of the Glass-Steagal Act (the Banking Act of 1933) put in place when the 1% of the day ran the country into the Great Depression that had protected America from such a meltdown for over 70 years. I know I am setting myself up for some vicious attacks by the right because they will not be able to refute the numbers they will have to resort to their usual Modus Operandi... Argumentum Ad Hominem, attacking the man because you have nothing to debate the facts with.