With the newly elected Republican Congress and continuing unemployment, we are going to see a rise in blaming unions -- especially public employee unions, including teachers -- for having jobs and pensions.
And yet see Nicholas Kristof's reminder in today's New York Times -- 1 percent of Americans own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent. And we have just passed a huge tax cut for the wealthiest Americans. Of course, even to say this is to move from one blame rhetoric to another. We're in for more lean times, and more mean times.
Nicholas Kristof, "Equality, a True Soul Food," New York Times, 2 January 2011.