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  •  I'm just shaking my head here. (5+ / 0-)

    I can only think when does the good guy win? I understand what you are saying. I guess I just still have this idealistic belief that we, the people, can overcome powerful forces when we need to. A reckoning will come against these corporations. They are not going to be able to hold the entire country down for very much longer.  

    Earth: Mostly harmless ~ The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (revised entry)

    by yawnimawke on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 06:56:22 PM PDT

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    •  Kevin Baker in Harpers a year ago wrote (1+ / 0-)
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      in Barack Hoover Obama  

      Obama will have to directly attack the fortified bastions of the newest "new class"—the makers of the paper economy in which he came of age—if he is to accomplish anything. These interests did not spend fifty years shipping the greatest industrial economy in the history of the world overseas only to be challenged by a newly empowered, green-economy working class. They did not spend much of the past two decades gobbling up previously public sectors such as health care, education, and transportation only to have to compete with a reinvigorated public sector. They mean, even now, to use the bailout to make the government their helpless junior partner, and if they can they will devour every federal dollar available to recoup their own losses, and thereby preclude the use of any monies for the rest of Barack Obama’s splendid vision.

      The author's point in the article is that Obama needs to emulate FDR (rather than Herbert Hoover) and welcome the hatred of the ruling class.

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