Chuck Spinney sends….
Obama’s policies are making Democrats the party of Bloated Plutocracy.
November 8, 2009 OP-ED COLUMNIST
The Night They Drove the Tea Partiers Down
The Obama administration does not seem to understand that this rage, left unaddressed, could consume it.
The system is going back to the way it was with a vengeance, against a backdrop of despair. As the unemployment rate crossed the 10 percent threshold at week’s end, we learned that bankers were helping themselves not just to bonuses as large as those at the bubble’s peak but to early allotments of H1N1 vaccine. No wonder 62 percent of those polled by Hart Associates in late September felt that “large banks” had been helped “a lot” or “a fair amount” by “government economic policies,” but only 13 percent felt the “average working person” had been. Unemployment ranked ahead of the deficit and health care as the No. 1 pocketbook issue in the survey, with 81 percent saying the Obama administration must take more action.