Day: January 26, 2011

Obama outlines right-wing, pro-corporate agenda in State of the Union speech

By Patrick Martin  26 January 2011  [print_link] In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama outlined a reactionary political agenda that amounted to a full-scale embrace of the policies of the incoming Republican majority in the House of Representatives The speech was a demonstration of the bipartisan consensus of the American ruling elite. Both Democrats and RepublicansContinue reading

Hogwash, Mr. President

“I’m asking Democrats and Republicans to simplify the system. Get rid of the loopholes,” Obama said in his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. “A parade of lobbyists has rigged the tax code to benefit particular companies and industries.”  At the same time, Obama said the nation cannot afford to make permanent lower tax ratesContinue reading