Andy

September 22, 2011

Obama and Jobs: Why I Don't Believe Him Anymore | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone

"The more important thing is that the people he's surrounded himself with are not labor people- but stooges from Wall Street. Barack Obama has as his chief of staff a former top-ranking executive from one of the most grossly corrupt mega-companies on earth- JP Morgan Chase. He sees Bill Daley in his own office every day- yet when it comes time to talk abut labor issues- he has to go out and make selected visits twice a year or whatever to the Richard Trumkas of the world. Listening to Obama talk about jobs and shared prosperity yesterday reminded me that we are back in campaign mode and Barack Obama has started doing again what he does best – play the part of a progressive. He's good at it. It sounds like he has a natural affinity for union workers and ordinary people when he makes these speeches. But his policies are crafted by representatives of corporate/financial America- who happen to entirely make up his inner circle. I just don't believe this guy anymore- and it's become almost painful to listen to him."

Obama and Jobs: Why I Don't Believe Him Anymore | Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone

I was in an airport in Florida yesterday and was forced into a terrible- Sophie's Choice-type choice. I was hours early for a flight and stuck in a re