America Ratifies an Untenable Status Quo

Matt Welch, Reason
Well into the third year of the weakest economic recovery since at least the mid-19th century, less than two months before the U.S. government was scheduled to plunge off a "fiscal cliff," an American public deeply and rightly dissatisfied with the economic and political status quo voted to lock it into place.On November 6, voters who just two months earlier had givenCongress its lowest Gallup approval rating in 38 years (a measly 10 percent) ratified Capitol Hill's existing balance of power. TheDemocratic majority's edge in the Senate grew from four votes to nine, and…

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