But what has Obama accomplished with his jobs bill? The panel of pundits on a recent NPR roundtable agreed that he has gotten his poll numbers up on “who cares more about the economy, the president or congressional Republicans” by a full ten points. That is, Obama got what he wanted, an increase in his poll numbers, by creating the appearance of trying to create jobs without creating any jobs. And he did this while destroying jobs in the U.S. with a free trade agreement passed by the same Republicans he claims are holding his jobs bill hostage.
So, support Obama’s jobs bill? Thanks anyway, but Barack Obama and the dysfunctional political system that he represents is the problem. Getting cynical opportunists like him out of public office is the priority, not forever playing the patsy to his misdirections.
Kyle Boyle, one of the organizers of Occupy Detroit, showed WSWS reporters around the encampment in Grand Circus Park. There are about 100 people camping out in tents and Kyle said the number is growing daily. The site appeared clean and well organized. It included a kitchen with a stove, a covered eating area and a medical station. “There is a constant flow of donations from the community,” said Kyle.
Kyle, who said he worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), spoke about what motivated him to become involved.
“This has been a long time coming. When I heard this was happening, I said, ‘I have to come.’
“There is a lot of love that has gone into this. There are a lot of problems and I am glad there are people from so many different beliefs. We are all against a lot of money that is controlling the system. We address a lot of difficult issues and reach out to the community.
“I did lobbying for nonprofits, but I got tired of it because I came to realize the politicians don’t care about you if you don’t have the money.”