The problem with nation's pensions are diverse. But too often, it's elected officials who have a hand in their failure.
Earlier this week, the Senate's top Democrat Harry Reid put his foot down on the fast track trade bill, saying he would not allow supporters to quickly jam the measure through the chamber. Well, not surprisingly, corporations and their lawmaker cronies didn't like that. So they are pushing back hard.
We know Mitch McConnell voted today in favor of billionaires continuing to buy elections. He said no one in Kentucky (his state) cares about it.
Earlier this year a top Koch brothers strategist told a group of like-minded (i.e., crazy) rich people that the minimum wage leads to fascism.
This appears to be a talking point of crazy billionaires and their enablers. In March Slate reported,