Generalized security requires a social net, not lies and trillions for the banks. There has been a 30-year war in which the voice of business became louder. Private losses cannot become public losses. The state has a social nature and cannot be just a security and power state or errand boy for the banks. The revenue and war spending crises can be reversed. 14 million jobs can be created as Harry Hopkins and FDR created 4 million jobs in two months.
"Unfulfilled promises may come back to haunt Obama this election year, says Mark Engler.
In June 2007, on a warm Sunday in San Antonio, Texas, presidential candidate Barack Obama rolled up his white shirtsleeves and addressed a crowd of 1,000: ‘We’re going to close Guantánamo. And we’re going to restore habeas corpus,’ he said. The assembly cheered.
The senator repeated his vow the next month, and in subsequent campaign stops: ‘As President, I will close Guantánamo, reject the Military Commissions Act, and adhere to the Geneva Conventions.’..
Obama’s defenders believe that progressive support will return once his opponent is set and the campaign begins in earnest. Maybe it will. For now, the president’s broken resolutions hover uncomfortably."
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