Obama's financial reform was a Wall Street giveaway. It was old wine in new bottles. It was more scam than reform. A Times July editorial headlined "Congress Passes Financial Reform."
It "merit(s) broad support," it said. It established "consumer protection(s)."
"The bill is a milestone," it claimed. Wall Street malfeasance today is worse than ever. Government complicity permits it. Media scoundrels don't explain.
A previous article discussed Times' support for austerity harshness. Imposing it eases pain, it claimed.
In August 2010, a New York Times editorial headlined, "The Latest on Medicare and Social Security," saying:
"Of course, neither program is sound for the long run. (Yet there's) time for lawmakers to reform and strengthen both (for) the long haul."
"(A) combination of benefits cuts and tax increases is required. (It) could be distributed fairly and phased in over decades."
Times editors lied. When properly administered, both programs are sound. More on that below.
In November 2011, a Times editorial headline "Fixing Medicare," saying: