But I’ve realized that what matters about my vote is not whether it makes me feel good — it’s about whether it leads to the common good. And I started to realize that for some, “voting your conscience” has become a euphemism for protecting your self interest. An exercise in privilege.
The idea of telling America to stop investing in itself so it can balance its budget is the intellectual equivalent of saying America has no future potential. That after 250-some years, America has somehow failed as an enterprise and should liquidate its assets to balance the budget, cash out now and pay off its investors.