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Old 01-04-2012, 01:02 AM
sapeye sapeye is offline
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Default Re: Means and Ends (Joshua Cohen & Glenn Loury)

Originally Posted by Don Zeko View Post
I agree with Twin that your approach is the reasonable one, and I get your frustration, but I still find it very irritating that Obama doesn't get any credit here for the ACA, for saving the auto industry, for keeping his campaign promise to pull out of Iraq, etc.
I agree that Obama bailing out the auto was a good thing, but that's a fairly minor accomplishment compared to not pushing to break up the huge banks and reinstate some version of Glass Steagall or doing anything really meaningful on global warming.

As far as Iraq goes, the US now has the largest embassy there of anywhere in the world. I'm not sure how many private military contractors are still there. I suspect that even a Republican president would have pulled most if not all of the uniformed troops out of Iraq by now. In the meantime Obama has pushed to seriously expand the insane war in Afghanistan. Who knows where the winds will blow him on Iran.

What is ACA?
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