Yes, those pesky liberals and progressives. Thanks to them, the American employee typically has two-day weekends, some vacation time and sick leaves in addition to 40-hour workweeks (compared to none of that and 40 to 80-hour workweeks at the turn of the last century). But who needs it?
And how dare liberals and progressives try to fix America? After all, just because the United States has the highest per capita rates of homicide, incarceration, poverty, obesity, medically uninsured, infant mortality, untreated mentally ill, gonorrhea and syphilis, teen pregnancy and homelessness in the industrialized world (see sociologist Gregory Paul’s essay entitled “The Chronic Dependence of Popular Religiosity upon Dysfunctional Psychosociological Conditions” —Evolutionary Psychology, 2009) doesn’t mean we our great nation needs fixing...