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Response to mojowork_n (Reply #114)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 07:45 PM

117. So then, you are saying?

What exactly?

I do see Obama better than the Republicans, as under Obama we at least have Food Stamps. Oh and the stem cell legislation was badly needed also.

But we don't have NAFTA ended. We have new trade agreements added to NAFTA.

Instead of moving away fromt he direction that Bush/Cheney/Rove was taking us, Under Obama, we have the continuous leakage of wealth from the poorest to the rich, with criminal Geithner leading the charge. Meanwhile Bernanke continues unabated at his post, where he has already handed out fourteen trillions of dollars of loan.

We had the HC "reform" scam legislation, following springtime, we had the BP oil carnage. Obama's EPA went ahead and happily was allowing for an extremely toxic substance called Corextit to be released into the Gulf and onto the lands of the southeastern states. This product did not help the environment, but helped BP - as they paid themselves for purchasing it, and they used it to help the oil look like it dissipated, so that they wouldn't be fined anywhere near the amounts that they should have been fined..

Obama supports "clean coal, nuclear energy, including some 54 Billions of dollars to loan to his nuclear power friends.

He allowed for the continuation of the Bush tax cuts to the rich, bargaining these tax cuts away prematurely.

Our Federal budget continues to give away some 59 percent of revenues to the military. The military leaders say we will need more money to fight the war in Afghanistan as they have set it up so that it is more expensive to use drones than people on the ground. And the military experts continue to insist that we need to "modernize" the military - or we might somehow slip to number two. (Not even remotely possible -we have more weaponry, and war machinery than the next twenty five nations combined.)

While our states face horrendously disastrous budgets,. under Obama in just the last fifteen months, we have handed out more than 200 billions of dollars to UAE states for the upcoming war against Iran, and we have put some of these billions into the modernizing so "desperately needed by the military services."

200 Billions of dollars ought to have been spent on the 35 states that have massive deficits - but Geithner keeps telling the President that helping us here at home only contributes in a negative way to the deficit. Top economists like Stiglietz and Krugman say just the opposite - for example, putting a teacher or social worker to worker locally returns
$ 1.07 to the community, for every dollar spent, while using money for war is disastrous to most people here in the USA.





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