The current politico-economic situation of the United States is clearly and accurately described in the following story, provided by the Show Tunes Correspondent.
A CEO, a union worker, and a Tea Party member are sitting around a table with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO takes 11 cookies, then turns to the Tea Party member and says,"Watch out for that union guy. He wants to take some of your cookie."
Paul Krugman can’t do it any better than that.