Here’s me, giving Santorum his due (well, David Frum actually).

I heard this the other night. It was otherworldly. But I heard it indeed. From Frum Forum today:

Rick Santorum is not exactly an odds-on favorite in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. And perhaps that’s why it was Santorum who felt free to articulate an important truth in the GOP candidates’ debate in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.

“Believe it or not, studies have been done that show that in Western Europe, people at the lower parts of the income scale actually have a better mobility going up the ladder now than in America. “ . . .

The American dream is still alive. It’s just more likely to come true in Denmark than in the USA. In fact, the American dream is less likely to come true in the USA than in any other major economy except the United Kingdom’s.

The freezing of income mobility is distinct from, but probably related to, two other important trends in American life: The stagnation of middle-class incomes and the widening of the gap between rich and poor.

It’s mostly been ignored of course, because Romney touched Perry, which was very important news indeed.

4 responses to “Here’s me, giving Santorum his due (well, David Frum actually).

  1. Wow. Ricky actually said that? Cool.
    Since it wasn’t about blaming the poor for their plight, executing people, letting the uninsured die, or telling the lie that most people don’t pay taxes,…. well, since that crap wasn’t said, the truth went unnoticed.

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  2. I get angry every time I hear about Republican debates. It’s unbelievable that they’re having middle school slap-fights about each other’s personal lives instead of saying one word about any ideas on how to get this country out of the biggest grave it’s ever dug, and even worse that America thinks it is permissable as news.

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