Happened to Change?
by Frank Rick
President Obama, the Rodney
Dangerfield of 2010, gets no respect for averting another Great
for saving 3.3 million jobs with stimulus spending, or for salvaging GM
and Chrysler from the junkyard.
And none of these good deeds, no matter how substantial, will go
unpunished if the projected Democratic
bloodbath materializes on Election Day. Some are even going
unremembered. For Obama, the ultimate
indignity is the Times/CBS News poll in September showing that only 8 percent of Americans know
that he gave 95 percent of
American taxpayers a tax cut.
The reasons for his failure to reap credit for any economic
accomplishments are a catechism by now:
the dark cloud cast by undiminished unemployment, the relentless
disinformation campaign of his
political opponents, and the White House’s surprising ineptitude at
selling its own achievements.
But the most relentless drag on a chief executive who promised change
we can believe in is even
more ominous. It’s the country’s fatalistic sense that the stacked
economic order that gave us the
Great Recession remains not just in place but more entrenched and
powerful than ever.
No matter how much Obama talks about his “tough” new financial
regulatory reforms or offers rote
condemnations of Wall Street greed, few believe there’s been real
change. That’s not just because
so many have lost their jobs, their savings and their homes. It’s also
because so many know that the
loftiest perpetrators of this national devastation got
get-out-of-jail-free cards, that too-big-to-fail banks
have grown bigger and that the rich are still the only Americans
I've never heard anybody say this but me:
Those trillions of housing dollars did
That money was STOLEN and nobody will even dare to speak or write those
When they sell a house for $600,000 that's only worth
$200,000, somebody put an extra
<>The super-rich bankers did that THOUSANDS of times and
kept the extra $400,000 each time,
$400,000 in their checking account - why doesn't everybody see that?
but then they somehow claimed they were broke which we know is a lie.
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