by Walter Brasch
The Obama administration is a welcome change from the BushCheney years. Against severe Republican opposition, President Obama has kept campaign promises to reform health care, curb Wall Street excesses, create a federally-funded stimulus program to help bring the nation out of the recession, and to remove American troops from the needless Iraq war, which has already cost Americans more than $740 billion and 4,400 lives. He has also pledged to eliminate the BushCheney tax cuts for the rich, while not raising taxes on the middle- and lower-classes.
However, much of what the President is doing appears to be little more than an extension of BushCheney values. And that is not what the Americans voted for when they elected him to office.