Watching the closing days of the campaign with school-age children is like walking through a minefield, often for reasons that have nothing to do with tax policy. They are learning about “angry voters” and “rigged systems.” But they don’t get it. Why are people so angry? What are these “systems” and why do so many seem to distrust them?
It is a familiar--and sad—Washington story. Start with an agency that deals extensively with the public. The agency stumbles. Congress cuts its budget. The resource-constrained agency does an even-worse job. And the very lawmakers who limited the agency’s ability to do its job express shock and