If economic recovery helps "zero," the question remains: What is the "national plan"? No doubt it would be government's responsibility to "eradicate poverty." OH! And Smiley tells us what he means when he speaks of half of Americans who live in poverty, because "poverty" includes poverty of affection, poverty of hope, poverty of truth, and poverty of opportunity.
Let me put this simply: Liberals want to "eradicate" everyone's pain and create a heaven on earth. Is their "climate change" agenda starting to make more sense now?