The Middle Class in America has been shrinking since Reagan and losing big time.<quoted text>
Crumbs, specially in an economic juggernaut like the US,is still a considerable asset to the middle class. And, better to receive crumbs than no crumbs. I do agree that this does not mean it's all okay.Mediocrity is never okay.
As to half-baked laws, the president can only sign the diluted laws that congress has passed. Otherwise, there are no laws. Of course, banks have found ways to circumvent the new laws, as Repub majority in congress saw to it that loopholes would prevail - after all, what are friends for? I recall when Obama invoked not paying bonuses to bankrupt bank and brokerage execs and how he was hauled down.As to the electoral process and financing of campaigns ,I was pretty clear on that a few hours ago. We have the same problem here with elections financing, and so do most "democratic" countries.
P§: forgive me, had to cut a bit off your post, mine could not fit in otherwise.
The Middle Class and working poor get killed in taxes.
The average family has two earners Husband/Wife and the kids even help with jobs after school.
The Pensions are gone. Health benefits are sky high if you can get it. Loyalty and Security at the workplace does not exist anymore.
The Democratic party YOU still believe in does not exist.
Reagan is a myth.
Clinton is a myth.
Both mostly benefited the 0.1% of the wealthy few who own most of the prostitutes in Washington DC.
Who showed up at the Clinton / Gore White House to sell NAFTA to our ignorant masses?
At the time I thought it must be good because all the former Presidents showed up and supported it.
I WAS WRONG for thinking that at the time.
Presidents Ford, Presidents Carter, President Bush41, and Reagan would have been there if he wasn't so sick.
FOLLOW THE MONEY because the elites always legislate policy to benefit the elites. NOT YOU and NOT ME.
The Prostitutes in Congress do not even read the bills nor do they write the bills.
THE LOBBYIST WRITE THE LEGISLATION.
The media ridiculed Ross Perot about NAFTA and today the same talking air heads all across corporate Rightwing media and corporate Mainstream Media are ridiculing Edward Snowden.
The Establishment does not like TRUTH TELLERS.
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