Particularly devastating are the figures relating to the United States, the center of world capitalism, the heart of the financial crisis and the “richest country in the world”—in which poverty, hunger and social inequality have grown more than nearly any other country surveyed.
Obama’s plan for long-term jobless: A teaspoon to bail out the ocean
By Patrick Martin
The heavily publicized meeting between President Obama and several hundred
corporate CEOs and other business leaders will do little or nothing to alleviate
long-term unemployment. Those out of work for six months or more, the nominal
beneficiaries of the effort, are only slightly more likely to get a job thanks
to the Obama administration than they are to be struck by lightning.
1 February 2014
Having presided for the past five years over an unprecedented growth of social inequality, President Barack Obama, down in the polls because of popular indignation over his fraudulent health care “reform,” adopted the unlikely pose of tribune of egalitarian values in a speech on Wednesday at the pro-Democratic Party Center for American Progress in Washington DC.
In typical fashion, Obama decried the growth of inequality in America as though he were an innocent bystander and had absolutely no role in the process he was criticizing. The most remarkable aspect of the speech was the contempt for the intelligence of the American people it expressed.