We’re reminded again why we love Bob Herbert. In today’s column, there’s this:
What I know is that the renegade clowns who ruined this economy, the Republican right in alliance with big business and a fair number of feckless Democrats — all working in opposition to the interests of working families — have no credible basis for waging war against serious efforts to get us out of their mess.
More than 4.4 million jobs have been lost since this monster recession officially got under way in December 2007, and we’ve got people wigging out over earmarks. Folks, get a grip. Some earmarks are good, some are not, but collectively they account for a tiny, tiny portion of the national budget — less than 1 percent.
Herbert is a voice of reason. He doesn’t forget recent history. He sees things in context. And he understands the needs of working class families…unlike most of the twittering class. —Cabbage Rabbit