On July 4th, Americans are supposed to celebrate their independence. We may no longer have to worry about a greedy, distant monarch. But our country is still held in thrall to powerful interests that prize profit over individuals and their freedom—the energy industry comes to mind. As Jason Mark puts it at AlterNet:
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putting Americans back to work, stimulating the economy
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After a full year of woefully inadequate government responses to dire economic conditions, Barack Obama will inherit an economy that faces challenges on just about every front.
Progressive media has been keeping a spotlight on low wages, abusive credit card policies and weak student loan programs of late, while maintaining a focus on Obama’s pending economic recovery package.