Pepper spray use by law enforcement against non-violent protesters is clearly outrageous. Police protect property, not non-violent protesters. Furthermore, why are the police and fire fighters not standing with protesters? They lose team members with reductions in state and local budgets. The goal is to weaken unions, disable protesters, keep working people poor and shackle small businesses.
Obama snookered us. Obama can't change parts of a flawed system, but has to transform the whole system. His austerity measures to lower wages by going after those who work for wages guarantees a recession. He planned all this; he intended state and local government would have to tighten their spending by breaking up public sector unions. He is Bush/Cheney on steroids.
Obama clearly cannot win another election and the incoming government will escalate wars, producing more fiat money, more debt, more austerity, more depression.
Some say Obama is hijacked by the right wing. I do not agree! He says the words working people and tax payers want to hear and does the opposite ... he doesn't fight the flow, he goes with the flow.