Economics professors we spoke with told us repeatedly that it was difficult to judge "goals" as opposed to an actual plan in writing but it seemed obvious that the employers' tax breaks was damaging. "It's as if," one told us, "Obama's trying to bankrupt Medicare and Social Security and then use that as an excuse to gut them."
On Law and Disorder Radio, Anthony Arnove attempts to pass himself off as someone detached from Barack Obama, never interested in supporting him, blah, blah, blah.
I'm sure everyone at WSWS is rolling on the floor laughing at that assertion. This is from David Walsh's "The International Socialist Organization's perspective in tatters" (WSWS).
The International Socialist Organization (ISO) posted an editorial July 13 (“Claiming the Republican agenda as his own”), on the subject of Barack Obama’s proposal for massive budget cuts, which begins, "Turns out the president many expected to revive the New Deal is out to bury it instead." The comment failed to mention any of these "many" people with misplaced expectations by name. The editors at socialistworker.org are far too modest. Among those who energetically encouraged illusions in Obama were the ISO and its website, as well as many in the environs in which the ISO functions, including the left-liberal orbit of the Nation magazine and the trade unions. They bear a share of political responsibility for the present disastrous situation.
ISO and that editorial? US Socialist Worker. Anthony's US outlet. Keep pretending, Arnove, I'm sure you'll manage to fool a few people.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday: