Obama is a bungler, an incompetent and above all a Wall Street puppet. The hack politicians are not the ones who run this country. Let's get that straight.
The people that run this country are the rich finance oligarchs. People like Soros, the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch. These people all follow the line of deregulation, deindustrialization and the economic supremacy of speculation and hot money.
These politicians take their orders from the people that give them bribes, oh I'm sorry, I meant "campaign contributions". Obama more so than any other past president.
There is no left/right political spectrum. There is only the choice of one fascist political party or the other. War, massive immigration,globalization,and hyperinflation. Here are your choices.
And as far unions go, do you really think you would have any of the economic rights if it weren't for unions? Did you have a day off for Thanksgiving? How about for Christmas? How about workman's comp? How about a decent wage?
Do you really think any of the super rich would give the worker's any of these things unless they took them on by force years ago?
I am not disputing that some of the unions went overboard back in the day, but the pendulum has swung back totally to the other side. You have a nation of poor and new poor. Kids with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt to colleges with no job and a worthless piece of paper. You can't even declare bankruptcy on college debt, you owe it for life. This is lunacy.
America has a crumbling infrastructure, no industry, no jobs, and no future. Unless we go back to American economics that worked in the past...industry, gold standard, regulations on finance....we are fucked. And that is a fact.