Monday, July 23, 2012

Where have you been, Mr. President?

By Luz Calvo

Photo by Kevin Tivon Gregory

Welcome to Oakland, Mr. President. Our people are suffering. We have a huge foreclosure crisis. Please take a tour of deep East Oakland and see our problems first hand. Our schools are being closed. Our children are hungry. Our youth have no future. Most of us are underwater on our mortgage, if we have not already lost our homes. 

Meanwhile, on July 31 our city will pay 2 million to Goldman Sachs on an interest rate swap that is unfair and unjust. 

Where have you been, Mr. President, in the midst of all of our suffering and despair? Side with us, not Goldman Sachs.

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