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  •  He's certainly fallen in with the right group. (7+ / 0-)

    The scary aspect of it is that there are so many "wrong groups" out there now...

    "Exxon’s CEO was recently quoted as saying, ‘What good is it to save the planet if humanity suffers?’, as if the future of humanity could be separated from the ecosystems on which we depend." -- Charlotte Wilson

    by Cassiodorus on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 09:23:41 PM PDT

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    •  Please don't turn a great diary's thread into an.. (1+ / 0-)
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      ...Obama hate-fest.

      Yes, Obama appointed the wrong people to Treasury and didn't go after the Wall Street robbers.

      But he also brought Elizabeth Warren into national politics, and established the CFPB. He managed to increase the capital-gains tax and the top income tax bracket. Obamacare, as well, is at bottom line a substantial and progressive tax/subsidy system that eventually helps out the poor and near-poor with money from the wealthy.

      I think that Congressional Democrats as a group, and even more so state-level Democrats in many states (including our nominally-blue Washington), have been far more morally compromised, and far less helpful towards working people, than President Obama.

      It's a system that has been rigged for more than two decades. Blaming it all on the current occupant of the White House is worse than childish.

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