Chasm between us and them
Sir -- We learn at an early age that you cannot spend more than you earn. We learn that it is not good to borrow money in order to buy things you really don't need. And yet, these very smart politicians keep doing this in contradiction to all wise and intelligent understanding of basic economic principles.
That is why this great chasm exists between ordinary people and their political leaders. The political question is: where does that pent-up public anger go?