A quick scan of the front pages of the CNN and MSNBC websites this morning finds neither site with a single story focusing on the crisis of unemployment. Stories on the negotiations over raising the debt ceiling focus, of course, on the battle over whether or not to increase revenues to help bring down the debt. Republican politicians and business leaders are clinging to the utterly surreal notion that if we just give even more to the already wealthy and cut services to the other ninety percent, that everybody will end up happy. Of course "everybody" meaning everybody that they hang out with. The rest of us are invisible.
Of course, as Michele Bachmann reminded us a few days ago, why do the poor need help from the government when all they really need to do is have more faith?