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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-09-13 04:22 PM
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4. What I simply cannot grasp...
... is that with so frustratingly many of his decisions, regardless that Obama is buoyed by massive public support for solving our problems in very logical and straightforward ways, he continues to surround himself with those who represent Big Interests, who have his ear, who have outsized say over policy, and leaving the concerns of regular people like us outside in the cold.

Things such as solving the health care affordability crisis---

Yes, it is still a crisis when even though preexisting conditions prohibit health insurance companies from denying a policy to a person, it is no deterrent to that insurance company from jacking up exorbitant rates for access to that coverage. 'Carte blanche' for Big Insurance. 'Out of luck' for the person. Medicare for everyone is the solution that is purposefully ignored. Many people are being paid to ignore it.

Things such as solving the Social Security viability issues---

Instead of taking away people's benefits, or even callously toying with the prospect and upsetting people in the first place, simply raise the cap on income subject to Social Security/Medicare taxes. Even better, make all income subject to Social Security/Medicare taxes. The program would be safely funded forever.

Things such as recognizing the relentless threat of Privatized Profit Seekers who are aiming at our public education, our infrastructure, our resources, our prisons, our health care system, our financial system, our public lands, our labor force, our international policy, our very government---

Our PUBLIC infrastructure must be preserved and strengthened. It levels the playing field for everyone. The Profit Seekers must be turned back.

Big Finance has crippled our nation and robbed people of their homes, but we are 'not looking back'.

The Plutocrats/Globalists have stolen our jobs and largely escaped paying American taxes, but we are 'not looking back'.

The War Machine has endangered us beyond comprehension, destroyed lives and families, but we are 'not looking back'.

Traitors have assaulted our right to vote and manipulated elections with billions of dollars, but we are 'not looking back'.

Charlatans are tearing down public education in our country, bu we are 'not looking back'.

We are poisoning our air, water and earth by the relentless push by Big Oil and Gas, but we are 'not looking back'.

Obama has had a stratospheric opportunity to solve these problems in ways that would have improved the lives of millions.

It remains to be seen whether he will fully utilize it.

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