A wonderful response to Nicholas Kristol’s op-ed piece in the NY Times:

I am a frequent international traveler.

I take a taxi to JFK on pot-holed roads, arrive at dirty airports, and land in clean European airports. Then I take their clean and convenient trains to their city centers. Then I fly back to the pot-holed highways to New York City, and admire the glittery glass enclosed and marble tiled buildings belonging to private corporations.

This is what is fundamentally different between us and Europe. We admire our ability to amass wealth at the expense of public services, and they provide services to the public at the expense of their (fewer) citizens to amass wealth.

Greater good for the greater number of people is the European motto. Greater good for the fewer at the expense of greater number of people is ours.

I am glad that our president is taking this discussion nationally.