Dear President Obama,
When I voted for you, I voted for change. What you returned is more of the same. When I heard that you won, I cried. Now I cry because you perpetuate the injustices of the Bush-years by continuing the Republican lies. The government is not too big. The banks are. The problem are not social service programs. Tax cuts on outrageously high salaries and corporate profits are the problem.
If you really wanted change, you would start listening to people like Robert Reich instead of (former) employees of Wall Street. Income inequality is bad for the country. Plain and simple. Start telling the truth about who is behind the bad economy (as Robert Reich put it): “Big business, Wall Street, and the powerful and privileged who represent them.” And then act on this by pushing your fellow Democrats to increase taxes on those who can afford to pay them and reinstating unemployment benefits. And despite the loudness of the Tea Party, the majority of the population will be behind you. And people like me might actually vote for you again in 2012.
Hoping for real change not just rhetoric,