Lies, Damn Lies, and Presidential Budgets

(from slacktivist)

The benedictory conclusion of Gatsby remains heartbreakingly relevant for anyone who takes an honest look at the fiscal, social, environmental and international condition of this country after the incumbent president’s first three years in office:

I couldn’t forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused. They were careless people, Tom and Daisy — they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made. …

So others are picking up on it now.

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