With forthcoming midterm elections and an exciting Supreme Court session, 2010 should be politically thrilling. Only I don’t think it will be. Robert Reich believe the unemployment rate will be the most important factor in the midterm elections, which is pretty disappointing. We don’t need the economy dominating all other political issues. Even as someone who is directly affected by familial unemployment, I can honestly say that I don’t care anymore. Yes, it still sucks. Yes, no one is spending money. Yes, we might have a lost decade like Japan. But rehashing all the failures of the Obama and Bush Administrations, those working on Wall Street, the fraudulent corporations, and the irresponsible Americans isn’t fun anymore. We dedicated an entire year to it to no avail.
There are so many important things we, as a nation, should be doing, like improving our educational standing internationally, keeping up with Mexico, solving this whole climate change problem, reducing our weight, respecting civil liberties, and watching the World Cup. Notice that moaning about past screw ups isn’t on the list.
So come on, let’s get to it. And maybe we can make this decade what the last decade was supposed to be.