Barack Obama, the great liberal hope, is losing support among the American people and deservedly so. The man who claimed to be an agent of change is proving to be just another puppet of corporate America.
The latest sign that all is not well with the Obama Presidency is a new Associated Press survey which reveals that more than half of Americans disapprove of his handling of the economy.
61 per cent say the economy has gotten worse or stayed the same on Obama's watch. This is his worst result since he came to office.
Obama has been insisting that the American economy is in 'recovery' but people just don't believe him.
A massive 81 per cent of Americans now call the state of the economy poor or very poor,
Not only is the American economy stuck in a quagmire it is actually sinking even further into the mire.
According to one estimate 125,000 new jobs need to be created by the American economy just to keep up with the number of new job seekers entering the market. In July the economy produced only 12,000 new jobs.
While Obama has been more than happy to throw billions of dollars at Wall Street, he has rejected any government public works program to create jobs and refused to provide serious relief for the millions of long-term unemployed.
This is at a time when the United States is confronting its greatest jobs crisis since the Great Depression and which continues to worsen.
Obama is now resorting to that favourite tactic of all capitalist politicians everywhere - keeping unemployment high in order to drive down wages.
In the video above you can see thousands of ordinary Americans desperately trying to get housing assistance.
Remember scenes like these are happening at a time when the wealthy have become even wealthier over the past year. Forbes Magazine’s list of the world’s billionaires, show them with an average net worth of $3.5 billion – and an average increase of $500 million in the last 12 months. 40 percent of those billionaires reside in the United States.
I was directed to this video by 'J' , a woman from Wisconsin who writes a blog called Not Quite Steinbeck.
This is what America has become. I know it isn’t like this for everyone, but it is like this for hundreds of thousands of people. I joke around a lot on here, but when I see something like this, I can’t joke. It is too serious and too tragic.
Why aren’t we more enraged that our country has turned into a place where people are literally causing riots just to get on a waiting list to get affordable housing? Why is it that the only dialogue about public assistance you ever hear is that too many people are cheating the system or that anyone getting aid should just 'go get a job'?
Anyone that thinks like that should be forced to live at minimum wage for one year. Just one. Then they can give an opinion on whether the working poor are abusing the system or not.
I’m sick of everyone in this country acting like capitalism was written somewhere in the constitution. It wasn’t. It isn’t. It would not be unpatriotic to get rid of free market capitalism, we wouldn’t be making the founding fathers roll over in their graves. And even if they did, they had slaves, murdered native Americans and were ok with not recognizing women as full citizens, so maybe we can quit worrying whether or not they approve of what we do.
Take a good look at this video because you could well be looking at New Zealand's future.