Bleak Future For Social Safety Nets

..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!

…I’d say that the 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.

via Obama Is Missing – NYTimes.com.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

One Response to Bleak Future For Social Safety Nets

  1. Robert Burr says:

    this pendulum will swing far before it returns

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