fredcdobbs

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  • fredcdobbs commented on the blog post Sensible Leadership On Economics In Real Life

    2014-10-19 15:51:45View | Delete

    Plus no matter what he says there is no way the Rs in congress will ever vote for it, anymore than some of his Ds. I could say a lot about his race too. But best leave it alone.

    Bullshit. The Republican obstructionism excuse doesn’t explain Obama’s first year in office when he could have at least pushed for a lot more instead of pre-conceding to a minority on every single issue. Don’t forget that at that time Obama was swept into office because even Republicans were sick of Republican extremism. Obama deliberately chose a team and a course that pulled what should have been his best punches when what was thought to be his opposition was not only on the ropes but almost down for the count. The reason we don’t have more of what we wanted is because Obama and the Dems aren’t, and never were, in favor of it.

    And I’m sick and tired of this meme that Obama really wants to govern as a progressive but is restrained because of his race. That’s just dumb Obamapologist bullshit.

    I mean here we have a guy who cynically exploited his racial identity to con dumb liberals (is there another kind?) into voting for him. If he had been just another white guy his thin resume would never have vaulted him into a position to run for President. He never intended to be anything other than the well right of center, market fundamentalist, toady to the MIC and national security state that he always has been. Live by identity politics and die by identity politics.

  • fredcdobbs commented on the blog post Sensible Leadership On Economics In Real Life

    2014-10-19 14:51:14View | Delete

    Well for those of us who have been disemployed its a little hard to to take comfort in the fact that other nations are doing worse while our lives and careers are being destroyed. At this point I personally don’t give a shit about what’s going on in countries that I don’t live in – I live here and need to find work here.

    As for the rest of your silly arguments the US does not practice “free-market capitalism”. It practices corrupt crony capitalism, that is, socialism for corporations, the wealthy and well-connected and high-tech feudalism for the rest of us. Even if your argument was true you can’t just say that everyone affected by this ongoing crisis that has not been meaningfully addressed by either party has to accept their lot until we can replace free-market capitalism.

    And who, besides naive juveniles like you really gives a shit what Obama would be “pissed” about. And why would he be “pissed” if the Republicans win the Senate? That just gives him more of a built-in excuse to do nothing except scratch his balls in the Oval Office for the next two years and pretend that he cares.

  • fredcdobbs commented on the blog post Sensible Leadership On Economics In Real Life

    2014-10-19 13:45:25View | Delete

    Talk is cheap. Obama’s MO is to give lip service opposition to things that his actual actions zealously protect and defend. If he is so against Trickle-down economics then what the fuck were we doing with Turbo Timmy – Mr. “Foam the Runway” – as Secretary of the Treasury for Obama’s first term?

  • Sometimes I would get called for jobs that were so new the software just came out a few days or a week ago and get rejected. I would like to know where they found the person that knew the stuff.

    They didn’t. The fix was in and the job posting was a sham to justify either an internal hire or foreign guest worker. Those people didn’t know the new software either but the requirement was used only to screen out any other applicants and demonstrate to any regulators who might look (probably none did or would) that no other suitable applicants could be found.

  • Those workers were paid pennies on the dollar, and yes, they may have been “indentured” to the originating company who got them the initial visa, but MANY of those workers are NOW citizens here, still living in Silicon Valley and having brought over their families, too.

    So what? What does that prove? What about the American workers they displaced? What about their families? Sorry but this country does not owe a living to foreign workers. Let them earn a living in their own countries, just about all of which have strong barriers to entry for foreign workers. Legal immigration, within reason, is one thing. But guest worker programs are not needed here and should be banned and rolled back when millions of qualified Americans cannot find work.

  • Its not enough that they make the same wages. If they’re not citizens they are not as free (or not free at all) to be hired be any employer. That’s not true of H1-Bs (sponsorship required). We have too many qualified Americans that can’t find suitable work to justify bringing in an army of foreign contract labor that are indentured to either their foreign-owned staffing firm or their American sponsor and don’t have the same rights or require the same benefits as American workers.

    In the tech field, foreign labor is used to undercut wages and displace American workers by discriminating against them not only on the basis of gender or race but also age. There’s an entire industry built around this practice of “insourcing” which is a gigantic free lunch to the techno-liberturdian John Galts of Silicon Valley and corporate America in the rest of the country.

  • fredcdobbs commented on the blog post Democrats’ Engagement Problem

    2014-10-15 16:59:24View | Delete

    The Dems haven’t produced (yeah, I know; it’s because of the TGOPers, yadda-yadda)

    No its not.

  • fredcdobbs commented on the blog post Democrats’ Engagement Problem

    2014-10-15 14:43:27View | Delete

    I’m shocked, shocked that six years of corporate sellouts, austerity, trickle-down economics, high unemployment, continuation and expansion of the Bush/Cheney war-without-end plan and national surveillance state and gratuitous hippie-punching have not produced greater enthusiasm for the Democratic Party.

  • Yes, but your uninformed and insensitive remark about ED does not, in any way, follow from that argument. Its easy to take cheap shots at research that is aimed at improving the lot of people who suffer from medical problems that are poorly understood by the uninformed and are easily caricatured as vanity treatments for the self absorbed. Do a little research next time before you shoot your mouth off.

  • ED is not a trivial issue. Ask any man who has been treated for prostate cancer.

  • fredcdobbs commented on the blog post How You Know Your Political Brand Has Problems

    2014-10-10 15:54:08View | Delete

    Orman wants to cut Social Security. There’s no evidence his election would really help the Dems or progressivism (which are clearly not the same thing).

    How do we even know that Orman won’t caucus with the Republicans? He’s simply a “sucks less but is smart enough not to jump on our sinking ship of a political party candidate”.

  • Everyone with half a brain will be voting to support President Obama and his team so that they can continue to move the country ‘forward’ and complete the “fundamental transformation” promised by President Obama six long years ago!!!

    We have ccompleted the “fundamental transformation” promised by President Obama six long years ago, namely the normalization and consolidation of the Reagan-Bush-Cheney agenda fully supported by the Democratic Party leadership and the ignorant, tribal-Dem loyalists who will bend and spread them for anyone wearing blue.

  • Actually I think he’s being unfair to people with half-a-brain. I maintain that its only the quarter-of-a-brain types that will support Obummer.

  • Well, well, mulp is back with his logical fallacies, faulty facts and convoluted “logic”.

    In poll, after poll, after poll majorities of samples including all Americans, not just progressives, have favored single payer (no, I’m not going to provide links for a troll motherfucker like you – go find them yourself).

    And no, progressives are not a minority. We don’t have single payer because the Democratic Party, and especially its corrupt, sclerotic leadership, does not and will not support it.

    The corrupt, lying, piece-of-shit scumbag in the White House rigged the health care “reform” game by ruling that a single-payer system could not even be considered. Why would he do that if it had no chance of routing his HeritageCare RomneyCare ACA plan in a fair fight? Why would he sit by silently while his Senate capo Max Baucus had single-payer advocates arrested for merely trying to exercise their rights as citizens to influence the political process unless he was afraid that single-payer would win out and his AHIP/Big Pharma paymasters would spank him for not holding up his end of their back room deal.

    Furthermore, progressives and single-payer advocates are not looking for a “free lunch”. The same polls that show that Americans favor single payer also show that they would be willing to pay their fair share for it instead of paying the extortionate deductibles, co-pays, premiums and provider fees that corporate medicine/insurance subject them to.

    The real free lunchers are the scumbag elites in the corporate world who want their rent-extraction schemes blessed and protected by scumbag political elites who want their own free lunch of public support while rigging the system in favor of those who supply their bribes campaign contributions and fund their presidential libraries and speaking tours.

  • I tuned him out a while ago.

  • fredcdobbs commented on the blog post “We cannot afford that!”

    2014-10-09 07:00:25View | Delete

    What has changed is that there is now the ACA (half way to real, single payer, health care)

    Wrong! The ACA is not and never will be a stepping stone towards single-payer. Its going in the wrong direction and has a completely antithetical philosophy.

  • The typical American is completely clueless as to what the hell is really going on and is just going to vote based on a bunch of propaganda they encounter when trying to study the ‘issues’.

    And based the comments you’ve made on this site you are one bright, shining example.

  • fredcdobbs commented on the diary post Obama Says Our Businesses Are Punishing Workers by masaccio.

    2014-10-06 09:08:56View | Delete

    The average kid that started at an entry level job in 2004 has long since moved up into a higher paying job ten years later.

    That is if he or she still has a job or the job they used to hold hasn’t be converted to a lower wage, contingent position and they haven’t lost hours. [...]

  • fredcdobbs commented on the diary post Obama Says Our Businesses Are Punishing Workers by masaccio.

    2014-10-05 15:54:04View | Delete

    Anybody seen him at the fast food worker’s protests, teacher’s protests, or any damn place?

    I read somewhere that the Obama administration filed a brief supporting Amazon in a dispute with warehouse workers seeking to be paid for time waiting in security lines after their shifts have finished.

    So, no.

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