That's why I preferred Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton and John Edwards early on in this campaign. It's why I'm a Democrat rather than a Republican. I believe in both the need and our ability to Change and grow by learning from past failures and successes.
Why choose Barack Obama for Economic reasons? Let's start with our own Country's best interest in a way which necessarily and ever so effectively includes the rest of the world's as well.
How Obama Reconciles Dueling Views on Economy
Obama’s agenda starts not with raising taxes to reduce the deficit, as Clinton’s ended up doing, but with changing the tax code so that families making more than $250,000 a year pay more taxes and nearly everyone else pays less. That would begin to address inequality. Then there would be Reich-like investments in alternative energy, physical infrastructure and such, meant both to create middle-class jobs and to address long-term problems like global warming.
Reich is one of my Heroes. Rubin is a guy whose tactics I think indispensable to keeping our economy humming along so that moneys can be collected to pay for the infrastructure upkeep - both physical plant, per se, and educational/medical investments - which is Government's main concern. The combination worked Extremely Well for the United States during the Clinton admin.
Can you say Budget Surplus?
John McCain has, unfortunately but predictably, capitulated to the worst elements of the Republican party. If he wins the election, we can only hope his duplicity is sincere.
Personally, I'm goin' to stick to hoping Obama's sincerity is.