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How Fighting Income Inequality Became Obama's Driving Force


Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, education, ethics, freedoms, income, rights, society, government, politics )

Carrie
- 660 days ago - washingtonpost.com
When Barack Obama published his autobiography, "Dreams From My Father," about racial identity in 1995, he talked with his neighborhood newspaper in Illinois, the Hyde Park Citizen, about the economic disparities he had seen while exploring the world ...



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Pat A. (117)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 10:31 am
Interesting - i hope he succeeds.
 

Wild Thang (9)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 11:19 am
Then maybe he is naiive to think we can be incrasing military, intelligence, special forces, and homeland security immensely and cutting or gutting secular professional govt soclai services and handing then to volunteer religious red guards will help with income disparity plus using the miltiray as the new universal job program. These are ways to enslave people more to the military industrial complex and its wars and not much else. But if you do become general or govt servant to retire onto corporate boards and influemce peddling firms the sky it the limit to how well you can do.
They brainwash themselves into thinking they are doing something while they are taken over and turned into Stepford Presidents instead but then our entire society and western civilization in general is a Truman Show and outside the bubble dome it is nothing but trouble and a permanent succession of wars...
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 12:28 pm
This is WHY!! WE voted for President Obama!!!!!!!
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 1:56 pm
He is on the right track.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 3:11 pm
Noted. He asked us to "hold his feet to the fire" and make him keep his promises. I've been doing that for 4 yrs. and will do so even more in the next four.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (383)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 12:32 am
Thanks! I really believe in him and also in the way he handled and is handling the Middle East crisis.
 

Robert O. (12)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 1:54 am
Thanks Carrie.
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 2:19 am
I hope he succeeds.
It seems that unlike most people in the GOP and especially the tea party, he does understand enlightened self interest and Maslow's Hierarchy of need.
It takes a bit more emotional and intellectual development than most people are capable of to understand them and apply them in their lives.
Today I gave a little gift to America through thehungersite.com. It was to the Boston food gardens where teenagers plant and maintain food gardens on empty blocks. Not only is the food grown to be sold below market cost to struggling people, but the teenagers learn to work and to have organizational and work related social skills. To participate in such a project, they, even at their tender age have embraced a more developed philosophy than most teabaggers have the heart and brain to aspire to.
Good on Obama. May he succeed beyond his wildest dreams!
 

natalie n. (164)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 5:30 am
Well he has been given that second term to really prove his weight in gold. So good luck Americans!
 

John Gregoire (255)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 6:27 am
Obama has run out of hiding room. It is time for him to lead and do something other than make speeches and travel.
 

Dave C. (214)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 7:36 am
thanks, I think he's sincere and trying...much more than anyone else who was President has in my lifetime except for Bill Clinton.....
 

Nancy M. (201)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 12:41 pm
Yes, he is on the right track. I hope he succeeds. I fear the obstructionist Republicans will continue to fight him every step of the way.
 

g d c. (0)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 1:27 pm
ty
 

Carrie B. (301)
Sunday November 25, 2012, 3:24 pm
Perhaps because Obama, like Clinton grew up in less than affluent households, they have always understood the struggles so many of us face. That might also be why they are often spoken of as the two greatest presidents in our lifetimes.
 
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