• Capitalists: Capitalism is the best system because it works by the laws of nature. Darwin! Natural selection! Only the strong survive!
  • Kropotkin: Actually, Darwin pointed out that in numberless animal societies, the struggle between separate individuals for the means of existence disappears, that struggle is replaced by co-operation and how that substitution results in the development of intellectual and moral faculties which secure to the species the best conditions for survival.
  • Capitalists: No
  • Darwin: Yes

President Obama Has Never Been a True Fiscally Left-wing American Democrat

Why? Well, it’s simple. President Obama supported the bank bailout.

So, why is that a problem? Answer: because 99.99999% of Democrats openly and vehemently oppose trickle-down economics. Yet the president, the head of the Democratic Party, supported and welcomed trickle-down economics at its finest: we gave those at the top more money as well as tax breaks, rescuing them from the financial abyss, under the assumption that it would make things better to the extent that a recovery would follow and the wealth would trickle down from the banks to those who needed it most.

Who recovered? The rich people!
Who got shafted to an economy built on mostly contracting and/or lower-end jobs, lower wages, fewer working hours and benefits, and a stagnant “recovery”? Everyone else who didn’t have a million dollars and a Swiss bank account.

The president isn’t some radical leftist; he’s a centrist capitalist who was dumb enough to buy in to trickle-down economic theory and then had the gall to turn around and bash its proponents in 2012.