Monday, March 01, 2010

America's Broken Promise Alliance, or No Chamber of Commerce Left Behind

The President went to the center for national socialism, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, today to announce a new take-names-and-kick-ass accountability plan. No, no, no-- don't worry. The new tough measures are not about holding corporations accountable for ruining the economy, and it is not about holding Wall Street accountable for the leeches and banksters who got deliriously wealthy on the backs of American workers and homeowners, and it is not about holding Congress or the White House accountable for letting the insurance and pharmaceutical companies rape sick Americans with impunity, and it is not about holding the credit card companies accountable for blocking consumer protections or fair lending reforms.

Mr. Obama has some REAL accountability in mind for which there is ample bipartisan support: he and the Oligarchs want to fire the principals and teachers in America's poorest public schools for not solving the poverty problem that American corporations and government continue to ignore to the point of not even mentioning it--all the while mouthing cynical bromides about motivating test-choked and impoverished high schoolers to stay in segregated medium security facilities for some more tests and career-building exercises and inventories. It's a grad, grad, grad, grad, grad world.

When you read the White House blog on the big "Grad Nation" event today led by Iraq war stooge, Colin Powell, you get to the "Grad Nation" site, where you, too, can make an offering to help Wal-Mart's efforts to save the Dropout. Brought to you by:
The presenting sponsor for Grad Nation is the State Farm Insurance Company. Other major sponsors include the Simon Foundation for Education and Housing, ING Foundation, Walmart Foundation, AT&T, The Boeing Company, the Pearson Foundation, and Jim and Donna Barksdale.
There is no more fitting irony than the name for this outrageous bunch of self-serving fools who continue to find it entirely acceptable to throw away the bottom quintile of the nation's children, generation after generation. Oh yes, here comes America's Promise Alliance, again--and like always, they have left out the "Broken."

4 comments:

  1. Follow the money as they say...

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  2. You can see the entire speech at MSNBC.com. Methinks it's fitting to watch this speech through a Microsoft distribution channel.

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  3. Monica12:02 AM

    "He and the Oligarchs want to fire the principals and teachers in America's poorest public schools for not solving the poverty problem that American corporations and government continue to ignore..."

    Don't you mean the poverty problem that the American corporations & government cause?

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  4. My teacher-heart is breaking. I mean, how is this the solution we've come to for fixing the problems in American education?

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