How can elected officials rage about deficits when we propose to spend money on preschool for kids, but not when we’re cutting taxes for corporations? How do we excuse ethical lapses in our own party, but pounce when the other party does the same thing? It’s not just dishonest, this selective sorting of the facts: it’s self-defeating. Because, as my mom used to tell me, reality has a way of catching up with you.
Take the challenge of climate change… We can and should argue about the best approach and solve the problem. But to simply deny the problem not only betrays future generations – it betrays the spirit of this country.
— PRESIDENT OBAMA