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What Happened to Change?
by Frank Rick


President Obama, the Rodney Dangerfield of 2010, gets no respect for averting another Great Depression,
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 getting richer. 

I've never heard anybody say this but me:
Those trillions of housing dollars did not evaporate.
That money was STOLEN and nobody will even dare to speak or write those words.

When they sell a house for $600,000 that's only worth $200,000, somebody put an extra
$400,000 in their checking account - why doesn't everybody see that?

<>The super-rich bankers did that THOUSANDS of times and kept the extra $400,000 each time,
but then they somehow claimed they were broke which we know is a lie.


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