Oligarchs Are Not Looking Out For You
Clinton wanted to raise the min wage only after being politically forced to by her much more left leaning opponent. (and to 12, not 15). She also has said she is very good friends with wall street. And LOUDLY proclaimed that universal health care would NEVER EVER come to pass (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG7w3Oey3xs)
Obama took two wars and turned them into 7, ramping up dramatically the amount of conflicts America was in, not as you describe it “slowed” (http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-na-pol-obama-at-war/)
Obama bailed out wall street banks instead of people in trouble on their mortgage and as such most of the “recovery” from the recession went to the top, which is why we see rich people doing great, the stock market soaring, but huge levels of poverty and a shrinking middle class. (https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/secret-and-lies-of-the-bailout-20130104 https://townhall.com/tipsheet/conncarroll/2015/01/20/sotu-fact-check-obama-bailed-out-banks-on-the-backs-of-the-middle-class-n1945592 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/jul/06/one-percent-2008-recession-recovery-income)
He created Obama care, but it was a right wing health care plan thought up by the heritage foundation, implemented by Mit Romney first in Mass., and as we have seen is a program with no cost controls, and is not even close to universal health care, that while it has helped a lot of folks get health care is mostly good at making private hospitals and pharma companies very rich. (https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/05/top-health-insurers-profit-surge-29-percent-to-6-billion-dollars.html)
He did all this while controlling both houses of congress and the executive…If he had so wished he could have used executive power to break up large companies and then rammed through universal health care while the D’s controlled the government. He/the d’s could have closed gitmo, ended the NSA spy program, removed the bush tax cuts (which they made permanent instead), bailed out the home owners instead of the banks, not used drone strikes to kill ameican citizens without trial, not started wars all over, raised the min wage, got us free public college, etc etc etc.
Obama and Clinton are not progressive, they would hardly be considered liberal. They are more like moderate republicans from the 80s. They could have done a lot to help the poor, they could have done a lot to stop the oligarchy trying to take over this country, but they didn’t and that is why we have Trump.
You don’t get a Trump when folks are doing well, you get a Trump when racism, late state capitalism fueled inequality, and government by private money intersect.
I fear what will happen if we can’t right this ship.
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