What keeps the country afloat this terrible summer?Even that little bit of optimism is overstated. The statement that "Most Americans still get up every day, work hard and pay more taxes than they receive in subsidies" is only barely true. If the country is afloat, it's taking on water and foundering badly.
Some American companies produce more gas and oil than ever despite, not because of, the Obama administration. Most Americans still get up every day, work hard and pay more taxes than they receive in subsidies. American soldiers remain the most formidable in the world despite the confusion of their superiors. The law, regardless of the administration, is still followed by most. And most do not duck out on their daily responsibilities to golf, play pool or go on junkets.