Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 | 2 a.m.
The recent election indicates that Americans are not that worried about the debt and deficit spending or about a gridlocked Congress even though many Americans say they are very concerned about both. President Barack Obama and this Congress, like their predecessors, talk about the debt and deficit spending but do little about it, yet the president was re-elected.
Americans complain about a partisan Congress but leave the Tea Party intact and allow each party to retain control of one chamber of Congress.
For someone like me, who actually wants compromise and who believes our debt and deficit spending are a clear and present danger to our financial well-being as a nation, this is very disconcerting. I still believe Americans are asleep at the switch and we are all going to pay a heavy price for ignoring the large problems facing us.
As I have long suspected, too many of us still have it too good here to be willing to address some really tough issues. That’s unfortunate because it means events are going to control us instead of us controlling events.