In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama called for a restoration in the minimum wage and a change to make it keep pace with inflation: “We know our economy is stronger when we reward an honest day’s work with honest wages.
When the choose-whichever-pro-Wall-Street-candidate-you-want presidential campaign corporation called Americans Elect made its public debut in the summer of 2011, it pledged to the American people that “We don’t promote any issues, ideology, or candidates. None of our funding comes from special interests or lobbyists.” See this
Activist Kristy Powell or President Barack Obama – who is more executive?
Yesterday, Americans Elect quoted from a person lambasting politicians in Washington DC for their selfishness, greed and focus on narrow interests. Who is that person? “Too many people are worried about themselves personally and the next election and not doing the right thing for this
source: IPS The poor dears.
It’s as if the bailout money was taken to support the wealth of a very small number of people who already had plenty of money to spend, instead of being used to help the overall system upon which most Americans depend. Yes, I’m getting a very as if feeling about this bailout.
Three of the top four leaders in the line of succession to the Presidency (including Obama himself) have come from the Senate, where they failed to support efforts to take away the power of the President to overrule federal law. Nancy Pelosi, as Speaker of the House is the fourth in the group in line now to take the Presidency, and she has a similar poor record of standing up for constitutional balance of powers.
Today, in the wake of the massive collapse of financial corporations traceable to exactly the sort of deregulation John McCain loves, the McCain campaign groped in a panic for some policy, any policy, that would make it look like John McCain cares about the economy.