Obama’s job speech
Quick reaction to Obama’s job speech.
First thing is where has he been for the past couple years? We need a job bill now? Didn’t we need one a couple years ago? This is nothing but phony posturing. Getting beyond the rhetoric, this is the most right wing speech by a democrat since before the Depression. His call for cuts in medicare and medicaid is something no democratic president has done. And at a time of historically low tax rates. He claims the USA is great but then proposes cuts in healthcare for both the poor and our current and future grandparents. An utter outrage to any sense of morality! And I noticed that virtually all democrats gave him a standing ovation for this. Is there any clearer demonstration of what we’re up against?
I strongly object to his fundamental underlying premise that our future is one of unending competition and is necessarily in private hands. To anyone who seeks a peaceful, prosperous, and socially just world, it’s a revolting view perfectly compatible with the likes of Thomas Friedman.
Obama is a complete phony who has misled his supporters since his election. My guess is many will support this fake rhetoric as somehow progressive. How sad it is that the only choice this country has is between him and a republican. I will certainly vote for neither.