Obama Again Capitulates - by Stephen Lendman
A previous article explained his sellout to Republicans last year on extending tax cuts to America's aristocracy, accessed through the following link:
It shouldn't surprise that on April 8, he repeated what's become a habit - breaking every major campaign pledge by backing reactionary Republican measures, harming working Americans most, besides governing lawlessly at home and abroad and much more, hurtling the nation dangerously far right, tipping it toward neoserfdom enforced by repressive harshness.
Last December he said:
"(W)ithout a willingness to give on both sides, there's no reason to believe (the current) stalemate won't continue well into next year....I am not willing to let that happen....it would be the wrong thing to do. As a result, we arrived at a framework for a bipartisan agreement," what, in fact, was assured well in advance of his announcement.
Obama's notion of "tough choices" includes:
-- permanent wars;
-- greater super-rich enrichment;
-- temporary social benefit crumbs; as well as
-- class warfare through neoliberal austerity for working Americans, mainly middle class ones, targeted for elimination.
Neither Obama or congressional allies explain, or that both parties accelerated it in recent years, most recently on April 8, again betraying loyal constituents who support him, besides America's most needy.
On April 9, a White House Office of the Press Secretary announcement said:
"Obama praised the agreement reached to avert a government shutdown, which will invest in the country's future while making the largest annual spending cut in history."
In other words, Obama claims credit for benefitting working Americans by depriving them of vital social services. It's the corrupted logic driving both parties in lockstep to hand America's wealth to powerful interests by stealing it from all others.
In his weekly radio address, Obama said: