I continue to be shocked about the sad state of affairs in the U.S. concerning services like Internet access, health care, power grid, water and food supply... I read recently that most of the "chocolate" you buy in the U.S. has zero cacao in it.
It seems to me most of it is due to the extreme "free market" policies with as little as possible government regulation and other socialist evils in it.
Which ironically results in funny facts like two cable providers dividing the market between them, each reigning over their own territorial monopoly, Americans paying exorbitant fees for subpar health care, power outages after every hurricane or chocolate without chocolate in it.
And when you get lucky by getting a president like Obama, with the balls and ability to change some things, ever so little as your congress and political bickering allows, everyone starts hating on him.
It would be funny if it were not so sad.