The system is rigged!
That’s the conclusion of our president about the essential unfairness and repression that exists in the United States, used as justification for continuing to “go it alone” without Congress.
The system. What system?
Is this some college dorm bullshit session where we toss around the latest observations from our favorite Marxist Poli Sci professor?
No, it’s this week’s weekly presidential address, in which President Obama makes clear the important work of fixing the system and fighting Republicans who hate middle class Americans is too important for him to be bothered by John Boehner’s lawsuit, which seeks to rein in Obama’s use of the West Wing to craft legislation.
From the address:
Republicans in Congress keep blocking or voting down almost every serious idea to strengthen the middle class. This year alone, they’ve said no to raising the minimum wage, no to fair pay, no to student loan reform, no to extending unemployment insurance. And rather than invest in education that helps working families get ahead, they actually voted to give another massive tax cut to the wealthiest Americans.
This obstruction keeps the system rigged for those at the top, and rigged against the middle class. And as long as they insist on doing it, I’ll keep taking actions on my own – like the actions I’ve taken already to attract new jobs, lift workers’ wages, and help students pay off their loans. I’ll do my job. And if it makes Republicans in Congress mad that I’m trying to help people out, they can join me, and we’ll do it together.
The point is, we could do so much more as a country – as a strong, tight-knit family – if Republicans in Congress were less interested in stacking the deck for those at the top, and more interested in growing the economy for everybody.
What a crappy country this must be in the mind of Obama. Rigged for rich. Nothing for the poor. Nothing for the middle class.
And people like Obama actually have the nerve to think of others as simplistic.