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‘The Wrecking Crew Is Winning’

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‘As the president outlined in his State of the Union address, we should be focused on making this economy work for working people once more.  This would involve a long-term new strategy for growth and jobs that would put people to work.  To address our long-term debt projections, we should be continuing to reform our health care system to get costs under control while providing affordable care for all.   If the rest of the industrial world can get there with different models, surely we can, too.

‘Instead we are victims of a classic example of shock doctrine – the right using an economic calamity to roll back social protections.  At a time of Gilded Age inequality, they seek to exact more pain from an already declining middle class – and get the president and Democrats to offer bipartisan cover.   It’s a jackal time and it’s likely to get worse.’