Obama outlines right-wing program in “jobs” speech

The speech to Congress underscored the unwillingness and inability of the US financial aristocracy and its two parties to implement a single meaningful measure to aid the 25 million Americans unable to find full time work.

By Bill Van Auken
9 September 2011

“The speech delivered by President Barack Obama to a joint session of Congress Thursday night was billed as the presentation of a new government initiative to confront the worst unemployment crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Instead, it underscored yet again the unwillingness and inability of the US financial elite and its two major parties to implement a single meaningful measure to aid the 25 million Americans who are unable to find full time work.”

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