Posts Tagged ‘ Obama ’

Obama’s Master Class in Demagogy 101

July 25, 2013
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Yesterday President Obama chose Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois (originally founded by anti-slavery activists in the 1830s) to float the economic program he has been working out with Wall Street investment bankers. His aim is to wrap this program in a democratic rhetoric. The speech’s actual content boils down to: “I’m doing fine and...

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Obama’s Catfood Reform

April 11, 2013
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More at The Real News Edited transcript Michael Hudson: Obama’s “bargain” on social security reform will push more retirees into poverty in exchange for a minor increase in high end income tax – a class that receives most revenue from capital gain. Obama’s Social Security reform April 11, 2013. PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN:...

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Obama Wins for whom?

November 9, 2012
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As published in Counterpunch The Democrats could not have won so handily without the Citizens United ruling. That is what enabled the Koch Brothers to spend their billions to support right-wing candidates that barked and growled like sheep dogs to give voters little civilized option but to vote for “the lesser evil.” This will...

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Systemic Deficit Strategy

November 29, 2011
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Michael Hudson on the Super Committee and the deficit strategy. More at The Real News

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Occupy Wall St – Systemic Change Please

October 7, 2011
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Michael discusses the growing Occupy Wall St movement and the opportunities for banking reform. "How are you going to re-criminilise fraud? Tim Geithner is a bank lobbyist and should not be in charge of the Treasury".

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Obama’s Good Cop/ Bad Cop deal with the Republicans

October 7, 2011
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Yet on Wednesday, October 4, the president tried to represent the OccupyWallStreet movement as supportive for his efforts. He pretended to endorse a pro-consumer regulator to limit bank fraud, as if he had not dumped Elizabeth Warren on the advice of Mr. Geithner – who seems to be settling into the role of bagman...

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Discussing Obama's Motivations

August 25, 2011
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Max Keiser probes Michael on the framing of today’s political thinking.

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Debt Ceiling Set For Progressive Repealing

July 27, 2011
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Mr. Obama’s scare tactics to get Democrats to vote for his Republican Wall Street plan The Wall Street bailout melodrama should be viewed as a dress rehearsal for today’s debt-ceiling non-crisis. You know that the debt kerfuffle is as melodramatically staged as a World Wrestling Federation exhibition when Mr. Obama makes the blatantly empty...

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Max Keiser interview on Obama-care

April 6, 2010
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Michael Hudson interviewed on Max Keiser’s On The Edge (Part 1)

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