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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:18 AM
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45. One step forward, two steps back, that's the sort of progress we've made.
On the economy, he gives a stimulus package, but in an misguided effort at being bipartisan he loads it down with nearly forty percent in tax cuts, the most ineffective way of stimulating the economy around.

On the wars, he promises to withdraw a bunch of troops from Iraq, but certainly not all of them and we're going to have a military presence there on an indefinite basis. Meanwhile, with this country hemmoraging red ink, he doubles down not once, but twice on another illegal, immoral war in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region, another war that we can't win, but that can destroy us.

On healthcare "reform" he and the Democrats actually come up with a bill that is worse than doing nothing at all.

The LGBT community is left out in the cold.

Women and women's rights are under attack again (see the health care reform bill)

Gitmo is still not closed, but even as it winds down, Bagram AFB is cranking up. More torture, just not so close to the American shoreline.

Bailouts for Wall Street and Corporate America, but the rest of us are still suffering. Yet despite the dismal job outlooks, they have the gall to say that the country is in "recovery". Yeah, right.

Justice for the crimes committed by members of the Bush administration, not happening. Rollback of all those illegal, unconstitutional invasions of privacy, not happening. Repeal of the Patriot Act, not happening.

Education is being decimated, privatized thanks to Obama and Duncan, neither of which have any real life experience in education. But hey, it makes money for corporate America. Never mind that we're destroying an entire generation of kids.

I could go on here, but you get the idea. You may not like it, but the fact of the matter is we're not making progress, we're regressing, back to the Gilded Age. What little progress has been made has been completely overwhelmed by the serious regression we're undergoing.
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