Of course, if Obama had bailed out the states in 2009, with billions, instead of bailing out the banksters, with trillions....
SCULLY: States like California in desperate financial situation, will you be forced to bail out the states?
OBAMA: No. I think that what you’re seeing in states is that anytime you got a severe recession like this, as I said before, their demands on services are higher. So, they are sending more money out. At the same time, they’re bringing less tax revenue in. And that’s a painful adjustment, [photo at left] what we’re going end up seeing is lot of states making very difficult choices [photo at left] there…
You mean… we have to choose whether to raise taxes or cut services? We all know which way that is going to go.
Ya know, it's almost like the Ds are creating the conditions for crisis, and then the Rs are taking advantage of it. Like they're working together, or something.
Nah, that can't be. I mean, look at what all the "progressive" and access bloggers are telling me!
Now that the battle is joined [in WI], the big questions are what the outcome will be, and whether Democrats will take the opportunity to tell American workers unequivocally whose side they are on.
Obama already did that. As Corrente readers who followed danps's tweets know, when he took the bus to Columbus to protest against the assault on unions there, he saw Obama's motorcade leaving town, going the other direction. Did Obama walk the line with the unions? Of course not. Obama' rump D's at Booman already have their answer, but they don't know it. Or they do know it, and they're lying about it. I really don't care.
UPDATE I forgot to apologize for being prematurely correct.