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    advanced have done crap to address the severe economic issues of this nation.

    Hell, even George W. Bush mailed taxpayers money to every last household in the USA.  That was a hell of a lot more economic stimulus than Obama has done.  All of his efforts have been directed toward funneling public money to Wall Streeters who are already rich.

    So he advanced a couple civil rights issues, but you know what?  You cannot eat those? They don't put a roof over your head.  A lousy economy -- full of money -- but all being directed to the already rich does nothing to help civil rights.  Hard to enjoy them while you're starving or homeless or being foreclosed upon.

    While at it: Foreclosures. He didn't even appoint people to manage his weak foreclosure program who supported the program.  Piles of money lie in government hands (or the banks') years after beginning the program.  Yet homeowners continue to be cheating by dishonest banks and he does nothing to push even that weak program into higher gear.

    It's really an appalling economic record. He hasn't even used the tools he has very well (or at all), let alone pushing for more and better tools.

    All he can do is keep saying, "It will be a long recovery."  Sure as hell will, Mr. President, since you are such little help!

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 08:03:47 PM PDT

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