by Scott Creighton
This is something. The corporatist Obama White House essentially blackmailed a group of Vichy “New Dems” (read as “far right republicans pretending to be dems) into pushing forward a deal in the senate to advance his Fast Track authority that he and those 800 corporations want so desperately to decimate what’s left of our tattered economy. I guess it’s not enough to have an unemployment rate at 23% if you can’t open up some free-trade zones, cut unemployment benefits, erase a hundred years of labor protections and make those poor bastards work for 50 cents an hour.
After they couldn’t get enough votes to stop the filibuster and bring Fast Track legislation to the floor of the senate, yesterday President Peace Prize called in a bunch of his New Dem Coalition members and others who had promised to vote to advance Fast Track but who didn’t when…
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