The US did as little as they could at COP15. Obama’s speech in Copenhagen today was tepid, and the pretend agreement just announced is way too little, with even the US government saying it wasn’t enough to stop climate change.

The health care reform bill as proposed is, I think, worse than nothing as it forces those without insurance to buy it, with no controls on price. That is unfair, inequitable, and does nothing to hold down costs or provide better care

As for bank reform, Obama snubbed by his bosses

So, is Obama inept and weakening or in fact resolutely carrying out the bidding of corporate America against the interests of the rest of us? Because on health care, climate change, and bank reform he has essentially ceded control to business interests with barely a fight. That’s not coincidence.