US ELECTION: Milwaukee today

“As long as there is a child in any place in Milwaukee, any place in Wisconsin, any place in this country, who is languishing in poverty and barred from opportunity, our fight goes on”, President Barack Obama told an estimated crowd of 20,000.

“Our fight goes on because America has always done best when everybody has got a fair shot”, he added with a populist flourish.

How about some action against the rent privatizers then, Mr President?  That will win the fight for opportunity and freedom from poverty. Anything at all in that regard because, surely, that’s what the banksters have been up to? No? Nothing at all? Why not? Oh, it was Wall Street helped bankroll you again?

Obama also hit out at what he says is Romney’s effort to roll back the clock to the days when Wall Street had “free rein to do whatever” it liked, contributing to “an economic crisis that we’re still cleaning our way out of.”

Oh, really? Cleaning up Wall Street?  How exactly, pray tell, Mr Prez? A charge against land rents, maybe?

“And governor Romney now is a very talented salesman,” Obama added. “So in this campaign, he is trying as hard as he can to repackage the same old ideas that didn’t work and offer them up as change.”

And, despite the rhetoric, you’re not doing a bad job in that regard yourself, boyo!

By failing to euthanize the rentier parasite, the candidates of both parties are ensuring the US depression will linger.