Originally Posted by rinker250
I don't recall any mention of the rebate being touted as a long term solution.
Well, they always imply that their ideas will produce everlasting results, but you're right that nobody has said anything
that would stand up to serious examination as a long-term solution. That's the problem. We're a country that does Band-Aid fixes and passes them off as serious public policy. But when it comes to serious wrestling with real, persistent problems, ideas and political courage are in very short supply.
It's our own fault. We're not interested in anything that doesn't produce instant gratification. Short-term sacrifice in return for long-term gain isn't in our national vocabulary. We reap what we sow.