America, we face some hard choices.
We must either raise taxes on the rich, after three glorious decades of cutting them, or else make old people work till they drop, abandon the unemployed, and generally allow the middle class to be ground into the dirt.
We must either re-regulate the bankers and corporations, after three glorious decades of deregulating them, or else just let them have or ruin just about everything once and for all.
We must either have national health care, after valiantly defying the industrialized world's trend toward civilization, or let the insurance companies suck the economy dry while we fall further behind in longevity and infant mortality.
And so on.