Sunday Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Plan" went up. He hates it, by the way. If he has time this week, he's doing another one before Sunday.
Why does he hate it?
Because he took 2 weeks off. That's why Ava and C.I. don't take time off. I promise you. You get of the treadmill, you have time to fantasize about how the next one will be great. But you stay on the treadmill and you never have that time.
Ava and C.I.'s "TV: The backlash whines 'poor men'" is a must read, by the way.
Joseph Kishore (WSWS) sees the hollow ugly of Barack's 'plan':
President Obama will unveil today the complement to his bogus “jobs” campaign—a plan to slash hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicare and Medicaid and lower tax rates for corporations and the wealthy as part of a $4 trillion deficit-reduction program.
It is difficult to overstate the cynicism of the White House, which is engaged in a series of campaign-style events to rally popular support for policies that mean the opposite of what they purport to mean.
Working people are being deployed as extras in a public relations exercise to demand that Congress pass measures that will drain the Social Security fund and provide new tax windfalls for corporations, while generating at best a handful of jobs. This so-called “job-creation” program—consisting of proposals largely supported by the Republicans—is being used to sugar-coat an attack on health care and other social programs that will have devastating consequences for tens of millions of people.
Obama is proposing no real measures—such as a broad public works program—to address the deepest jobs crisis since the Great Depression, while he promotes cuts in social benefits that will increase the hardship of the unemployed.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday: