Caught a line from a top political name on the eve of the 4th of July that made me cringe:
People want their problems solved and very often the government is the one that has to do that.
The government doesn’t solve anything. It’s one thing to build roads and bridges, it’s quite a different thing to play make believe about “fixing” an economy. The economy is made up of people and people behave in certain ways. Is government (which is after all the people!) going to change how people behave? No. American behavior will change, perhaps, when a stock market crash/Depression II is unleashed or perhaps if there is a war, but not before.