Five years ago, the American people voted for “hope and change.”
They wanted something new and different from the preceding years of George W. Bush. They were afraid for the country after 7 years of war and the economic crash of 2008.
So Americans voted for hope.
What did America get in exchange for their votes?
The nation is in the sixth year of a seemingly perpetual economic malaise. Despite the promises that the stimulus would jump-start the economy, anything but has happened. People have dropped out of the labor force month after month and wages have declined substantially.