His policies include:
-Increased military spending to kill people in foreign countries when American citizens are already dying here due to starvation, disease, and crime. (For instance, the infant mortality rate in inner-city African Americans is higher than that of Cambodia and Somalia.)
-Supporting the jingoist state of Israel militarily, bringing further conflict with a policy that has proven to be fruitless in achieving peace.
-Tax breaks for the middle class when the lower class needs it the most, continuing a cycle of poverty that has been present in this nation since it has begun. The tactic is to give just enough money to the middle class to make it a barrier between the ultrarich upper class and dirt poor lower class. The top one percent of the population possesses over FORTY percent of the wealth.
-On the same note, raising taxes for the upper class just enough for the rate to be at pre-George-Bush levels, raising them from 19 to 25 percent. After World War II, the rate was 90%.
-Under his healthcare plan, giving the entire nation health insurance, which looks good from the surface, but which actually just keeps the wealthy and corrupt insurance companies in power, as they have been for decades. A social healthcare system has proven to be successful in many European countries.
He's better than McCain, but Jesus, this is the guy that's supposed to be the hope for America, an icon for change? He's just keeping things the same by ensuring the rich stay rich and the poor stay poor.
We're at an interesting point in history. As I said earlier, since this country started, the middle class has been a barrier between the upper and lower classes, preventing a massive revolution of the poor against the rich. But in recent years, the upper class has become even more greedy, leeching yet more wealth from both the impoverished and the people with average incomes. The middle class is becoming disgruntled--at the wealth disparity, the war, the incompetency of our leaders, and the foreign policy fiascos. If the middle and lower classes can finally see how much they have in common and how much they're being swindled out of by the ultra-rich, then Americans might at last stand up for themselves and for the first time in history actually be equal.
But I'm worried. Both Obama and McCain are proposing tax cuts for the middle class to appease them and keep the barrier secure. Please, don't take their table scraps and be content with that. Get your facts, get your friends, and stand up. Real change has never come from politicians. They're just trying to save their own asses. It's up to the people to make change; in the end, the only person who can stand up for you is you.