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kcurie: Barack Obama sounds like a hard-core right-wing european guy soemtimes and a standard center-right guy...

...while I have always defended that Obama will be basically good for the middle and upper-middle clases of the US and relatively neutral for the poor

kcurie, can you explain your thinking on this further?  i've been trying to figure it out, but i'm sorry, i cannot understand your line of reasoning.

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by marco on Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 06:32:13 PM EST
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I think the american society structure is such that a typical center-right european governmet will do a lot of good to the middle and upper-middle classes.

A government sponsored health-care system, taxes a little bit higher on the rich and ridicously small taxes for the middle-class will benefit the middle and upper-middle classes.

It will also be good president for them in the sense he is the only one that can be convinced to apply keynesian policies

neutral on the poor is almost clear, "nobody" cares about them in the US, no way the middle class would accept to pay a little bit more taxes to finance a single-pay health-care system plus a full european safety net. And Obama has not the ideology to do, he is a center-right guy.. he can not be any other thing.

My point was that I could be wrong and he could be convinced to take a more hard-right wing path and not fund keynessian projects...then Obama will make no difference for the middle-classes of the US... it will be the same disaster, maybe in low motion.

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by kcurie on Thu Oct 23rd, 2008 at 11:25:25 AM EST
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