March 17, 2011

The natives are getting restless

..taken out of context. Written by Ronni Bennett of the website TIME GOES BY.

I wish I trusted the president. What have we gotten from him in a little more than two years?

A transfer of untold riches from the citizens to banks and corporations
Collapse of housing values, impoverishing millions of non-rich people
Refusal to prosecute the perpetrators of this transfer of wealth
Continuation of senseless wars at the cost of trillions of dollars and thousands of lives
Reduced taxes for the rich
Elimination of public unions
And now he will not speak out to assure today's and future elders that he will defend the most successful social program in the history of the United States (probably the world), one the people have paid for from their wages and has nothing to do with the deficit.

Worse, it will not surprise me if the president signs a budget bill that includes those $1.7 billion in Social Security cuts.

Obama entered office at an extraordinary moment in American history when the people of the nation were in dire need, hurting nearly as much as during the 1930s. He could have used his office, his power, his bully pulpit to hold fast against Republicans and tea partiers and thereby have become one of the great presidents.

Instead, he bowed to the wealthy, leaving everyone else to fend for themselves.

No way do I believe that McCain/Palin would have done better. And I don't see a single person on the Republican roster whom I could vote for in 2012, even holding my nose.

That leaves only one recourse: constant, unrelenting protest via phone, email, blog posts, urging friends and relatives to do so too and, when the time comes, showing up for demonstrations in our cities and states.

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