Yesterday President Obama signed the bill that allows an increase in the debt ceiling. Yesterday was also the birthday of the late, great James Baldwin, who once made this comment, not about the recent political circus around the debt ceiling “negotiations,” but which I found myself thinking of nonetheless:
“People pay for what they do, and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it simply: by the lives they lead.”
Do we have to be so blatant about which economic section of our populace our government is “serving”?