If most of our nation (along with that of too much of the rest of the world) wasn't beholden to Big Money, the indictments would not aim at Social Security and programs of social betterment for the majority. Instead, they'd pivot on the ridiculous bailouts to corporations and banks, the trillions wasted on wars, and billions "invested" in the Homeland Security operations (and numerous armed agencies). NEVER are these ridiculous wastes of money factored into the budget or any reputable fiscal calculus.
The bastards will gut this Republic as Rome did its own... in delusional pursuit of foreign wars and whatever spoils they bring--exclusively--to the 1%.
Who isn't tired of this insanity? And insanity it is.
And while I agree with Mr. Reich, I would not cast police into the category of sound investments, either. Not with the brutality shown to Black citizens and the poor; and not with a Draconian prison-industrial system in search of warm bodies to incarcerate in the same way that the U.S. War Machine looks for warm bodies to target as purported terrorists.
These paradigms are based on destruction, Disaster Capitalism's bastard child. It's time that things of a CONSTRUCTIVE nature took precedence; and that includes investments in what is creative and what benefits living persons!
Building mountains of the dead to bury, and destroying the same infrastructure that robbed Earth Mother to initially construct is a paradigm based on criminal disregard and depraved indifference to life on all levels!
Cease and desist!