FOR SALE: BACKBONES (MADE IN USA) FOR DEMOCRATS, INCLUDING PRESIDENT OBAMA
For one week running up to the very important New Hampshire primary, I was in New Hampshire volunteering for the campaign titled: Obama for America. Not my comfort zone to make the phone calls, go door-to-door, but I did it because I felt Barack Obama genuinely had a backbone. Because I was promised to be able to get into him speaking one day that week, and then getting there after going door-to-door right up to the time of the event, I was unable to get in, because the room was full and I had to sit in a room with the national press instead. I talked with Richard Wolffe briefly and had my picture taken with him by his friend. I watched Barack speak on a TV screen, while I sat with the press core which was reporting the campaign and rode the bus with Barack Obama.
So as a result of this broken promise by the campaign leader, I was given a hard copy ticket for this night in the Nashua, NH gym and sat right where Barack and Michelle entered that night. The spirit of promise in the “Yes We Can” speech that night has been buried. The poor, the middle class are the sacrificial lambs. General Electric is paying no taxes April 15, 2011. Hope and Change? Certainly hope free.
"Mike Elk has a nice companion piece to the New York Times story on General Electric paying no taxes after making $14 billion in profits, and in fact getting $3 billion in returns from the government. At the same time that the corporation isn’t giving one penny to the government for use of the commons, they are trying to exact wage and benefit cuts on their own workers." From news.firedoglake.com/2011/03/28/ge-pays-no-taxes-wants-workers-to-accept-cuts
Sent April 8, 2011 via whitehouse.gov
Dear President Obama,
As someone who used to support President Obama, I write to express my feelings of disappointment in the latest news.
Mike Elk has a nice companion piece to the New York Times story on General Electric paying no taxes after making $14 billion in profits, and in fact getting $3 billion in returns from the government. At the same time that the corporation isn’t giving one penny to the government for use of the commons, they are trying to exact wage and benefit cuts on their own workers.
Why are we middle class and poor being asked to compromise and do more than our part when the corporate USA "rich" get bail-outs from us, and pay NOT their fair share in taxes?
It is my understanding the poor women of D.C. just got not only the short end of the stick, but no "stick" at all in this latest "compromise". The short speech given by President Obama tonight didn't ring true for me. The Washington Monument in the background of the President's speech tonight was "theatre" that was forced and felt “un-genuine”.
From the President’s speech: "Largest Spending Cut in History" is not a cause for pride. Very sad to see President Obama lose his passion for justice.
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