Now that the primary is over and many Progressives are now stunned at the realities of Obama being center (I always take that term to mean multinational corporations and the super rich agenda) and McCain is running around with the queen of offshore outsourcing, Carly Fiorina, who isn't even an economist, a huge question emerges of NOW WHAT?
The Economist's View has a good post on how to bring about transformative change we really need in this country.
Instead of shilling for Barack, or Hillary, or whoever, we should have been pressuring the candidates to work for our votes
we're like cheap dates
Myself, I have assuredly felt saddened by the jumping on the bandwagon of personality versus policy in this election season and am almost at a loss for words because of it. I kept wondering the entire season what people were really working for in terms of actual change. I fear we have stepped backwards in getting policy that is based on fact, objectivity, statistical reality and what will work for all Americans.
We describe the problems almost to no avail. One of my favorite organizations, the Economic Policy Institute has incredibly damning statistics on how the US economy is not working for most Americans.
But, what can we do? How can we get real change? Well, I think we need to focus in on Congressional races and start demanding detailed position statements from candidates. I don't know about you but some of these candidate websites read like a advertising from a used car salesman. Where's the beef? I think we need to start demanding the beef now, work for and vote on what is served up.
What I'm hoping you all do is put any candidate's specific positions in the comment section and let's find a few who truly have overall economically great positions and write about them. If we cannot get Politicians standing up to special and corporate interests as well as not losing their spine in the cesspool called DC with it's high octane political gamers, I don't see how the United States will change anything.
Who's out there and where do they really stand? Let's dig!