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Obama’s Trade Deal Would Deepen Income Divide

Obama’s Trade Deal Would Deepen Income Divide
“Those at the top have never done better,” President Obama ruefully acknowledged in his January 28 State of the Union speech. “But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened.” Yet, moments later, Obama heartily endorsed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which as drafted directly reflects the demands of “those at the top” and would, if passed, severely intensify the very inequality spotlighted by the president. The TPP would ... Read more

Obama’s Address Fails to Look at Roots of Income Inequality

Obama’s Address Fails to Look at Roots of Income Inequality
It's important that we restore the minimum wage. We're not talking about raising it. We're talking about restoring it. Back in the mid '60s, it was almost $11 an hour. And education is certainly very important and too much neglected in this country. We put huge barriers to bright but poor and middle-class children getting first-rate educations, especially at college. But we have much more fundamental problems than that. Many of these ... Read more

Leaked Trade Document Shows that Obama is Worse than we thought

The TransPacific Partnership (new term for Free Trade Agreement) is being negotiated in secret, that means Congress, the media and the public can’t see it but the 600 corporate ‘advisors’ have full access. This leaked document reveals where President Obama stands. He does not stand with the people or the planet but is squarely on the side of multinational corporations. The UN and other nations are calling for more ... Read more