Surrounded by a pack of profit driven politicians Obama bows his head to the pressures of big money and special interests signing into law an extension of "the Bush tax cuts", and back pedaling on his own promise to decrease the burden on the countries poor and middle class tax payers, as he increases U.S. vulnerability to economic instability.
With an economy in the tank and deeply divided government Obama fails to express real leadership falling in lock step with his predecessor in his efforts to sustain the profit margins of the wealthiest groups in America. This comes at the cost targeting the lower classes for another fleecing on "entitlements" designed as a safety net for taxpayers at their most vulnerable times.
This action comes in light of his moves to continue funding two wars, huge foreign aid packages and another potential African conflict as well as a plethora of global military actions led by corporate and foreign interest groups... all at the taxpayers expense.
Such moves by the administration lend credibility to the argument that one mention of the word "terrorist" and American's cringe, willingly supporting any military actions any where in the world at any cost, including their own economic and financial futures.
Thus as we finance globalism and expansionist policies for fear of "terror", our politicians rejoice, well paid, and rewarded for their loyalty to their corporate sponsors, particularly in the area of "national defense".
This raises many questions about the Obama administrations own proclaimed loyalty to the middle class? In extending the Bush Cuts through the next administration he has singlehandedly given big business a tax cut during an economic depression. Obama graphically displays his own ideological weakness as his actions blatantly contradict his rhetoric. Raising questions as his credibility and continued support for upper class interests?
Does either he or his administration have any real strategy for extricating the U.S. from the disastrous economic and political spiral into a 10 year depression? At a cost of 1 million dollars per troop per year the administrations expansion of actions in the middle east bemoan a government with too many global priorities and too few domestic ones. Recent actions on capitol hill suggest he has no real method as he bows to his political "mortal enemies", in an attempt to assuage their never ending demands for more taxpayer sacrifices in money and blood.
Sadly for all except the highest earning American's, his campaign rhetoric has failed to materialize into any substantial "change" or "hope" as one swipe of his pen all but guarantees an increased national deficit, cuts to national programs like social security and medicare, and more economic instability within the U.S. for at least another presidential term.
Crickets can be heard in the White House as the administration prays most American's won't notice until its too late.