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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

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Friday, August 21, 2009

Why Is Barack Obama's Popularity in the Polls Dropping Like A Lead-filled Balloon?

The media is reporting:

Poll: Americans losing confidence in Obama


WASHINGTON – A new poll says that Americans, concerned over the future of health care reform and anxious about the growing federal budget deficit, are losing faith in President Barack Obama.

The Washington Post-ABC News survey found that less that half of Americans — 49 percent — say they believe the president will make the right decisions for the country. That's down from 60 percent at the 100-day mark of the Obama presidency.

The poll published Friday says Obama's overall approval is 57 percent, 12 points lower than it was at its peak in April. Fifty-three percent disapprove of the way he's handling the budget deficit and his approval on health care continues to deteriorate.

The national survey was conducted Aug. 13-17 and has a sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.

The fact of the matter is that Barack Obama was not elected because people supported him or his policies.

In fact, Barack Obama never articulated "what" his policies actually were while he was campaigning for the presidency; he mesmerized some with his promises of "hope" and "change."

In fact, Barack Obama won the election because people are fed up with the Republicans.

And, if the truth be told, not many people really believed Barack Obama would do things much differently than the Republicans... but, it is no longer a surprise to anyone that Barack Obama could be even worse than George Bush.

Barack Obama has turned out to be a warmonger like Lyndon Johnson, a liar like Richard Nixon, more crooked and corrupt than Bush and Cheney and a better actor than Ronald Reagan; to Wall Street's delight, Obama is not the dunce of a Gerald Ford.

And, now, when people are getting a good chance to see what kind of "change" Obama and the Democrats are really for with their health care fiasco, people want no part of Obama.

People went to the polls to vote in overwhelming numbers because they wanted an end to these dirty imperialist wars for oil and U.S. regional domination of the Middle East and what Obama and the Democrats are delivering is an expensive and long term occupation of the region through U.S. military force dictating to people how they will think, work, live and have their wealth and natural resources allocated in a way creating the largest profits for Wall Street coupon clippers.

In the area of health care, if a poll was to be taken which included expanding VA, the Indian Health Service and the National Public /health Service to include everyone on the same no-fee/no-premium basis upon which these programs--- when fully funded--- are intended to operate there is no question the majority of the American people would choose this route of socialized health care and socialized medicine.

It is not hard to figure out that Barack Obama's popularity is on the skids to oblivion just like this rotten capitalist system itself is...

The only remaining question to be answered is: Will the American people be satisfied with a brief stay in Obama's created purgatory as they make their way to hell?

Capitalism has spun a web of corruption that is being held together by racism and lies as the Wall Street parasites suck their many victims dry like a trapped fly in a spider's web... this is the nature of a thoroughly rotten system based upon exploitation of man by man where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

If ever there was a time when the American people should organize take to the streets and organize to take matters into their own hands rather than meekly waiting until the next Election, that time is now.

And the struggle for real health care reform should be only the beginning of a movement and struggle to turn this country around by challenging Wall Street for power.

Organizationally we need to develop some kind of "people's lobby" to accomplish real health care reform, bring the troops home and put an end to these disgraceful home foreclosures and evictions... a "people's lobby" pushing for a "people's bailout" is what the requirements of the moment are.

Put Barack Obama out on a used car lot selling the clunkers and he will do just fine.

Alan L. Maki