Now President Obama has entered into a deal with Congressional Republicans to extend the Bush-era tax cuts to billionaires, while at the same time this cabal is refusing to give even a meager cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits to senior citizens.
What a travesty! Obama has gone back on his word. He has lied to the American people, just as Bush and Cheney lied about the alleged existence of so-called “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD) in Iraq as a pretense for invading that country.
While the President and Congress are living it up, while we continue to bail out greedy mega-corporations, the middle class is suffering, particularly those (i.e., seniors) on fixed incomes.
In 2008, after eight years of the most incompetent administration in the history of the United States, we were promised “hope”. Instead we’ve been given more of the same—tax breaks for the ultra-rich, continuation of a no-win war in Afghanistan, pandering to illegal aliens.
It is abundantly clear that both major political parties today are morally bankrupt! Obama, Reid, Pelosi, McConnell, Boehner, Palin. Ugh (and double ugh)!!! Is this what our founding fathers fought and died for?
(Reprinted in its entirety with permission from Eddie’s Corner, the blog of Eddie Rose at www.eddierose.org .)
The Honorable Eddie Rose
Former Laguna Niguel (CA) City Councilman
“A Voice—Not an Echo”