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But They Are Hard In Idiot Nation

Sometimes Atrios sounds like a broken record:

“Just the occasional reminder that we spend most our time creating and occasionally solving fake problems instead of dealing with real ones. People need jobs. People need decent health care. There’s been an increase in catastrophic weather events. We’re a country of immense wealth. These things shouldn’t be hard.”

But it’s so true. The number one short-term problem we face as a country is job creation. The number one medium-term problem is health care. And the number one long-term problem is climate change. And yet nothing, absolutely nothing, is being done to fix any of these problems. And it’s hard to fault the Obama administration for this — since they are having to spend pretty much all their time and energy preventing the right-wing crazies from destroying the country.