Fool us once blame you. Fool us twice and then again and again and again?
Obama is being credited due to the usual bureaucratic numbers twisting that though he hasn’t been able to increase jobs, he has at least arrested job losses. This is profound bullshit.
Hugh has done the real math which deserves a serious read. He has dug into The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ September jobs report with its “undercount” and unearthed the real and horrifying dimensions of disemployment in America. He has also explained just how pathetically and grotesquely inadequate Obama’s and the Dem’s faux-emergency solution to the jobs crisis actually is.
Hugh: Read below the fold...
So while Obama is celebrating his assassination of an American citizen without due process, his phony war on Libya promises massive profits for the international corporate elites.
Obama, as ever, pragmatically counting on a myopic low information and/or blood-lusting amoral and/or passively indifferent and/or distracted by personal economic crises citizenry to continue to stay enthralled and/or passive to a poser personality a/k/a international war criminal president uber a remotely moral leader.
Wouldn’t it be nice if Russ Feingold challenged Obama in the Democratic primaries?
Wouldn’t it be nice if Bernie Sanders challenged Obama in the Democratic primaries?
Wouldn’t it be nice if Elizabeth Warren challenged Obama in the Democratic primaries?
Wouldn’t it be nice if Howard Dean challenged Obama in the Democratic primaries?
Wouldn’t it be nice if Dennis Kucinich challenged Obama in the Democratic primaries? Read below the fold...
On the Open Salon version of my previous entry, some right-winger who supports Obama kept trying to lay the blame for next year's results on the left for failing to properly support the candidate who has done far more to pass the Republicans' agenda than any GOP office-holder could have.
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Not being able to stomach Obama's sudden interest in jobs, I passed on his speech to Congress and looked up the White House's fact sheet on his proposals. I rearranged them so that it was easier to see who gets what.
The Obama jobs plan:
$78 billion in tax cuts for businesses:
$65 billion cut payroll taxes in half from 6.2% to 3.1% on first $5 million in payrollRead below the fold...
and from 6.2% to 0 on first $50 million in wages for new hires
$5 billion for 100% expensing on new plants and equipment, available to both large and small firms
$8 billion for $4,000 tax credits to hire those unemployed more than 6 months
Mike Whitney declares:
This is Barack Obama’s economy now....
Obama's failure will likely result in political change that will deliver the White House to the GOP in 2012. Then the deficit hawks will control both houses of congress and the White House, and they will slash spending and push the economy into another Great Depression. This is not speculation. This WILL happen. Obama has made sure it will happen by shrugging off the warnings of every competent economist in the country, all of whom have said repeatedly that we needed more stimulus to lower employment, to reduce the output gap, to increase GDP, and to put the economy back on track.
I cribbed the above title from an oped by William Rivers Pitt entitled “So This is Despair.”
“I see a president on his knees, hands outstretched, offering the best ideas and policies liberal governance has ever devised up to the voracious carnivore of GOP opportunism. I see the end of the New Deal, and a far crueler America emerging from the aftermath. I see a Democratic president voiding his bladder on all that he is supposed to uphold.Read below the fold...