Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Let's Face the Reality

“At a time when the richest people and the largest corporations in our country are doing phenomenally well, and, in many cases, have never had it so good, while the middle class is disappearing and poverty is increasing, it is absolutely imperative that a deficit reduction package not include the disastrous cuts in programs for working families, the elderly, the sick, the children and the poor that the Republicans in Congress, dominated by the extreme right wing, are demanding,” [Vermont’s Bernie] Sanders said on the Senate floor Monday.

“Instead of yielding to the incessant, extreme Republican demands, as the President did during last December’s tax cut agreement and this year’s spending negotiations, the President has got to get out of the beltway and rally the American people who already believe that deficit reduction must be about shared sacrifice.”

  Raw Story

I respect Senator Sanders a gret deal, but in this case, he’s out in left field, pun somewhat intended. In fact, Obama is already getting out of the beltway to rally the American people using the very sorts of rhetoric that Bernie would like him to use. He's on the start of his 2012 campaign. The problem is that it’s only rhetoric. And if he can find enough people out there who still believe him, he may get the votes. But that doesn’t mean he’ll make any moves to back up the rhetoric. He’s just not a middle-and lower-class kind of guy. He should be ashamed and embarrassed to go out to the people with that kind of talk again after all he's done (and not done) in his time in office to date. He’s not yielding to Republican demands, he’s in agreement.

Sanders also called on Americans to send a letter to Obama, urging the President to end tax breaks for the wealthy and eliminate tax loopholes that benefit large corporations.

Well, there’s a waste of a stamp.

....but hey, do what you want....you will anyway.

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