Friday, August 05, 2011

Obama Says He’ll Really Fight for the People … Next Time

by: Jim Hightower, Truthout | Op-Ed,  Aug. 3, 2011 

President Barack Obama talks with staff during a Domestic Policy Council meeting in the Oval Office, July 28, 2011. (Photo: Pete Souza / White House)

By gollies, America’s workaday majority of middle-class and poor people have a fighter on our side in Washington. Unfortunately, that fighter is Barack Obama.

On Sunday, he waved his white hankie of surrender in the debt ceiling battle, agreeing to a disastrous deal ruthlessly pushed by the loopiest of the tea party extremists in the Republican House. It slashes some nearly $1 trillion from national programs that ordinary Americans count on, puts Social Security and Medicare at risk, and promises to make our depressed economy, and even the deficit, worse.

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1 comment:

Nasir Khan said...

But President Obama has been working for the people -- bankers, profiteers, weapon producers and war magnates. And don't forget what he has done to protect the people alleged to be war criminals, such as, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and the rest of neo.cons! They are also people or aren't they?