Saturday, June 19, 2010

An indigenous Australian on Obama

Noel Pearson is a prominent indigenous leader in Australia. He is also a columnist for the Australian newspaper. Normally he writes about Australian issues, often with quite a unique perspective. But today he has a column about US politics, Obama misses a historic opportunity.

He considers that Obama should have focused his reform efforts on the finance industry rather than on health care. This led to him losing support among white working poor. It wasn't just that Wall Street fat cats got even richer, but irresponsible borrowers from Main Street got bailed out.

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