Can Obama and Congressional Blacks Pull Together Like It’s 1995?
(New American Media) — Old and new House Republicans wasted no time in keeping the biggest and most controversial promise they made to their backers—to repeal President Obama’s health care reform package. The first vote has been scheduled for January 12. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Obama must join hands tightly to make sure the GOP effort goes nowhere. But much more than health care reform is at stake for the CBC and Obama. House Republicans have vowed to cut spending by tens of billions of dollars; to cap the debt ceiling to ensure there’s no new funding for education, transportation, urban infrastructure, unemployment benefits, job training, and small businesses; and to make an all-out attempt to privatize Medicare and Social Security.