So I get an email making a joke and blaming our current administration for the mess we find ourselves in...
I shot this back in reply
Wasn't it the Bush Jr. administration who spent us into oblivion in two wars for what should have been an Interpol action, while simultaneously redistributing welfare to the richest 1% in our nation?
Wasn't it the Clinton administration who tore down the protections of the Glass-Stegal act which enshrined the hard won lessons of the Great Depression?
Wasn't it the Bush Sr. administration who needed to raise taxes after all, but didn't have the balls to do it directly, and so hid new taxes as fees everywhere?
Wasn't it the Regan administration and a compliant Congress that de-regulated everything, and incentivized offshoring all of our manufacturing capabilities?
Wasn't it the Carter administration who arbitrarily decided the nuclear fuel cycle should be snipped in the middle, and what would have been a valuable commodity ready for reuse should become one of our nations many headaches?
Wasn't it the Ford administration who covered up the crimes of the Nixon administration?
Wasn't it the Nixon administration who arbitrarily pulled us off the Gold standard instead of straightening out our finances?
Wasn't it the Johnson administration who debased our coins?
Wasn't it the Kennedy administration who got us involved in Vietnam?
Wasn't it the Eisenhower administration who let the Military Industrial Complex get out of hand?
Wasn't it the Truman administration who started the CIA on it's merry mis-adventures?
Wasn't it the Roosevelt administration who helped our country out of the Great Depression and did the grunt work of winning WWII? Oh... good place to stop.