I have many reasons not to vote for War Hawk Obama. They remain the same as they were in 2008. Only now it is not "I feel" but "I know." He is a fraud, a continuation of the Bush regime.
Joseph Kishore (WSWS) has a solid article on how Mr. Obama oversees the destruction of fair wages and more:
The lead article in Friday’s New York Times business section, penned by Louis Uchitelle, praises the role of the US trade unions, in alliance with corporate management and the Obama administration, in implementing an historically unprecedented attack on the wages of US manufacturing workers.
The newspaper brings together data documenting the impoverishment of large swaths of manufacturing workers, focusing on the introduction of two-tiered wages at a General Electric plant in Louisville, Kentucky. The wages of new workers, the newspaper notes, “are $10 to $15 an hour less than the pay scale for hourly employees already on staff—with the additional concession that the newcomers will not catch up for the foreseeable future.”
The entry wage of unionized workers in auto, steel, tire and other basic manufacturing has fallen to as little as $12 an hour, which, based on a regular work week, just barely exceeds the official federal poverty level for a family of four (about $22,000).
Corporations throughout the country are bringing in younger workers at these wages, while pushing out older workers and slashing their benefits. The unit labor cost of manufacturing products has fallen 13.6 percent over the past decade, which, according to the Times, is the sharpest decline since the statistic was first tracked in 1951.
And that is but one of many, many reasons not to vote for Barack Obama. In 2008, I voted for Ralph Nader. I have no idea whom I will vote for this go-round but I can tell you it will not be Mr. Obama.
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