Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Paul Krugman: Where Is the Democratic President Who Stands for Core Democratic Values?

Paul Krugman expresses the now familiar frustration over our Democratic President's despicable habit of embracing the Republican agenda and defining the center as somewhere between the right and the far right.

"Mr. Obama is conspicuously failing to mount any kind of challenge to the philosophy now dominating Washington discussion — a philosophy that says the poor must accept big cuts in Medicaid and food stamps; the middle class must accept big cuts in Medicare (actually a dismantling of the whole program); and corporations and the rich must accept big cuts in the taxes they have to pay. Shared sacrifice!

"[T]he nation wants — and more important, the nation needs — a president who believes in something, and is willing to take a stand. And that’s not what we’re seeing." 

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