This is a message from a whiner to former U.S. Sen. Phil Gramm.
You sir, are totally out-of-touch with reality.
This really isn't your fault. It's institutional. Like the time your former colleague U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, skipped on a bill at a Queens restaurant.
These guys and gals on Capitol Hill are so used to being treated like royalty that they forget that they work in the people's house. They need to get out once in awhile and get with the people they profess to represent.
Your comments, Mr. Gramm, that the United States is in a "mental recession" really don't set well for those who are truly struggling.
Too bad for John McCain that you, his chief economic adviser, made your insensitive comments as he's campaigning in Michigan. There are a lot of people suffering from "mental recession" in the Great Lakes state. People losing their homes to foreclosure. Losing their jobs. Waiting in unemployment lines. Yep, it's all in their heads.
I'll tell you one guy who is happy with your remarks today. He's Barack Obama. The number of undecided voters who have now, thanks to you, decided to vote for Obama is probably immeasurable.
Sad to think that Obama may now be elected by a margin decided by all these mentally disturbed whiners who are just trying to make end's meet.