President Obama, the Grand Facilitator of the greatest consolidation of financial wealth in human history, began his sixth year in office declaring that income inequality is “the defining challenge of our time.” The Grand Bargainer who saved George Bush’s bank bailout and presided over the (ongoing) infusion of tens of trillions of dollars into Wall Street accounts, and who bragged less than two years ago that, “Since I’ve been president, federal spending has actually risen at the lowest pace in nearly 60 years,” now calls for government action to reverse the momentum of his own policies. The Great Pretender, who in 2008 called for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2011, and then did absolutely nothing to effectuate it when Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress, now proposes to raise the bar to $10 an hour in order to embarrass Republicans in an election year. The Daring Debt Buster who, on his own initiative, has frozen federal workers’ wages since 2010, and worked hand in glove with Republicans to gut social programs in the name of fiscal restraint, laments “growing inequality and lack of upward mobility” among the masses.
He lies like a goddamned rug.
Speaking of liars, I guess Chris Christie has fallen out of favor with the ruling class, now that he's embroiled in a big NJ scandal regarding construction work and delays on the George Washington Bridge some months ago. More than anything I suspect the elites who control both parties have decided the "Democrats" will retain the White House in 2016; it's only a matter of picking the right puppet for the job to do these bastards' dirty work of fleecing the American people more. All they need is some token opposition to whoever the "Democrat" happens to be.
It's obvious Christie doesn't fill the bill here because he could actually be elected president, so he has to go. He's awful, which means he's about as bad as Obama. It would simply be another Bush/Obama term if he got in on the face of it. However, the "Democrats" in Congress would actually have to act like Democrats are supposed to act, and they would veto any radical proposals that the elites want under a Christie regime, so a Christie presidency could actually result in a leftward movement in politics. With a fake Democrat like Obama in the White House, congressional Democrats would go along with the far right agendas these neoliberal assholes want.