December 7, 2010
Written by Trupiano · Filed Under Featured, Op/Ed, U.S.
2 Responses to “Obama’s “Compromise” On Tax Cuts Signals His Inability To Lead”
Tony, I have to disagree. Obama did what any successful politician did – he gave a little to get a little. There are millions of unemployed Americans who will be able to continue living indoors and eating because of this (odious) compromise.
What’s needed is a law to forbid Corporate contributions to political campaigns; the SCOTUS decision to allow them has gutted any illusion of “citizens’ rights” that we may have previously held, because it’s now clearly obvious that the US Chamber of Commerce, funded by China, can buy all the politicians it wants. And that’s also hundreds of millions of dollars that could be used to hire workers, instead of buying Congressmen.
I have written about campaign finance reform here as well, but his inability to muscle Republicans and still get what everyone needed is a shame. Real leadership requires one to stand up and fight for those who need help and refuse to give into threats, which is exactly what he did. Had he forced this issue while refusing to extend the tax cuts he would have won, I promise you that is true. He failed. Yes, as I wrote some good things are provided for here but at the end of the day the cost was unnecessary.
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