The American people deserve a reckoning!
We barely managed to make it through the 8 disastrous years of Bush/Cheney and we want a reckoning! We want a reckoning for an illegal, immoral war in Iraq that has cost us almost 5,000 lives of our bravest and best. We want a reckoning for the trillions of dollars poured down a hole in the sand for the benefit of Big Oil. We want a reckoning for the war profiteers that drained our treasury and wasted our hard-earned dollars while delivering faulty wiring and contaminated water to our troops. We want a reckoning for extraordinary renditions and secret “black” prisons in foreign lands. We want a reckoning for Blackwater’s killing of innocent civilians. We want a reckoning for the torture of prisoners, done in our names!
We want a reckoning for the Wall Street crooks that stole our retirement funds with their illegal schemes. We want a reckoning for tax breaks for the richest among us while the rest of us struggle to put food on the table for our families. We want a reckoning for the massive increases in the cost of health care insurance while their CEOs collect obscene bonuses and deny us the care we need. We want a reckoning for the cronies that watched while New Orleans drowned. We want a reckoning for tax breaks to companies that ship our jobs overseas for cheap labor and off-shore their profits to avoid taxes. We want a reckoning for the crooked politicians that take lobbyist money and then make our laws without regard for the American people.
Will President Obama give us this reckoning? THAT is the change I voted for…I guess it remains to be seen!