From Rep. David Obey (D–Wisc.), soon to retire after 40 years in Congress, on his biggest regret:
I think our biggest failure collectively has been our failure to stop the ripoff of the middle class by the economic elite of this country, and this is not just something that happened because of the forces of the market.
And despite the legislative achievements of the Obama administration so far, this hasn’t changed even modestly over the past few years. In the long term, this is by far the biggest threat to our economy.