Which brings the obvious, so very obvious, Heinlein quotation.
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as “bad luck.”
Yeah... it's like the President stepped right into it. It's not like he or the spendthrift, incompetent, and pettily tyrannical governing class has any responsibility here. Nope, it's all just bad luck.
Related thoughts from Ace here.
Well seeing the President spouthistorical ignorance
and self absorption isn't a real surprise.
Speaking of "luck" here's some "good luck" that is safe to ignore.
Though with commen sense like this, why does Obama need luck?