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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...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Obama and "reforms."

Robert Borosage blocked me from posting and commenting on the "Campaign for America's Future's" website yet he continues to send me his appeals for money and his point of view.

Today in my e-mail I found a letter from Robert Borosage.

In this letter Borosage states:

"In the midst of a fiercely polarized election, Americans must decide if they want to go back to the failed conservative policies that drove us into this mess or continue on the path of reform."

This statement proves the convoluted reasoning and complete dishonesty of the so-called "progressives" backing Obama because Obama and the Democrats do not have us "on the path to reform."

The very word "reform" carries with it by definition something is being done to IMPROVE the lives and living standards of the American people--- for progressives this means improving the lives and living standards of the working class first and foremost because the well-heeled can manage on their own.

Robert Borosage and his fellow "progressive" apologists for Obama are very dishonest in claiming Obama and the Democrats have us "on the path to reform."

I have repeatedly asked Borosage to enunciate the specifics of these "reforms" and he refuses to do so because he knows that Obama has us on a path to wars paid for through austerity measures which in the end are the "failed conservative policies that drove us into this mess."

With Obama or Romney we get the "failed conservative policies that drove us into this mess." Obviously we don't get "reforms" with Romney/Ryan but we don't get "reforms" with Obama/Biden or any other Democrats, either.

Robert Borosage has the right to support Obama but he has the responsibility--- if honest--- to support what Obama actually represents.

Obama represents the exact same Wall Street interests that Romney represents.

Any "reforms" that might be forthcoming will have to be fought for by a powerful mass movement whether Obama or Romney is the next president.