The consequences of this failure of responsibility – from Wall Street to Washington – are all around us: 8 million jobs lost, trillions in savings erased, countless dreams diminished or denied. I believe we have to do everything we can to ensure that no crisis like this ever happens again. That’s why I’m fighting so hard to pass a set of Wall Street reforms and consumer protections.
The contrast between a life well-lived in peaceful surroundings and the lives of many who had to fight was stark and meaningful. Both reflect the impact an individual can have and both mirror the impact of lives working together for a common goal.
These out-of-touch blame-gamers paint a picture of bullies harassing other kids right in front of the aloof principal, as he negligently turns his irresponsible eye. The problem is, bullies don’t harass their victims in front of school principals – and most bullying happens off school grounds or on the Internet.