“Even before Benghazi, the IRS and the Department of Justice controversies started heating up, the economy had consistently taken a back seat to issues such as immigration and gun control.
"The economy is by far the most important issue for voters," says Karlyn Bowman, a polling expert at the American Enterprise Institute. "It's not unusual for Washington preoccupations to be different than those of the public."
She says that the public is skeptical that Washington can provide economic answers at this point. Politicians themselves seem a little dubious.”
The United States has gone from having the highest share of employed 25- to 34-year-olds among large, wealthy economies to having among the lowest.
I read this article with frustration and sadness — mostly over the fact that Occupy has made itself irrelevant by virtue of its organizational structure and its focus on fighting cops instead of capitalists. We need this movement, America. Or we need another social movement capable of rattling the lid off the cauldron using non-violent direct action and (gasp) even mainstream tactics including progressive candidates.