It’s 2012, an election year, and the political climate is red hot. With social issues such as contraception, ‘personhood’ amendments, gay rights, and abortion on the table, the economy seems to be taking a backseat. Though I have very strong feelings concerning all of the following issues, I would like to dedicate today’s post to bringing the focus back to the U.S. economy. After all, the unemployment rate is a frighteningly high 8.3%, and the last time I checked, waging a war on birth control doesn’t create jobs.
The first question that should be asked in order to solve this problem (assuming that it’s solvable) is, “How did we get here in the first place?”