When I was a little guy, this is the taunt my older siblings called out as I left the scene of some conflict:
The sordid scene in Washington these days makes me think often of this taunt. I worked a lifetime to acquire sufficient funds to pay my way in retirement, and the shenanigans in Congress are so scary to the markets that there is a real chance Congress is about to cost me – AND you! – a lot of our hard-gained pieces of the American dream. Bastards all.