|MEGATRENDS: The Obamanians Are Wrong|
7 comments27 Feb 2009 @ 02:04 by jmarc : blog colours
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27 Feb 2009 @ 02:20 by vaxen : ♥•♥•♥
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27 Feb 2009 @ 04:14 by frank4zen : wrong
Social security, the minimum wage, universal healthcare, college for all are ways to guarantee freedom from want. 45 million working people who can't af An economy that drives down wages to increase investor profits creates a cheap labor trapford healthcare cannot all pull themselves up by their bootstraps,
If you work full time, you won't be in poverty. Period. Over 9 in 10 Americans agree that's how it should be.
Did FDR say, oh, it's a time of war, we can't afford to make sure all Americans have their basic needs met?
We can't afford housing, health care, decent jobs. We can't afford all that, it's too expensive, not at this time. The facts of course are, that the New Deal reduced unemployment every year, except when Roosevelt started implementing more conservative policies New Deal financial regulations provided the foundation of a recovery and a stable economic system. And millions upon millions of Americans were helped by New Deal jobs Many economists feel that the problem with the New Deal is that it didn't go far enough, in terms of spending, or else it would have been even more successful in the short term.
The right's anti-New Deal offensive is aimed at besmirching Obama's stimulus plan. FDR's New Deal got us out of the Depression took the unempoyment from 25% to 14% in 4 yrs
As usual, the conservatives have absolutely no conscience about what they did to create this mess. If they did, they'd all be holed up in their gated communities or on their private islands
As for taxes: Obama's already told us, without apologies to anyone, that he plans to raise taxes on people making over $250,000 a year
When you want to stimulate the economy, tax cuts always beat government spending hands-down.
The problem with tax cuts is that people don't spend them in ways that get the economy moving.The Wall Street Journal reports that only 10 to 20 percent of the money remanded to taxpayers in the 2008 tax rebate actually got spent.
The other 80 to 90 percent ended up in people's personal savings, were used to pay off creditors,
So the GOP is out in a fury trying to create their own self fulfilling prophesies insinuating that “the American people have doubts
We understand fully that the Republicans are between a rock and a hard place the stimulus is passed and the economy begins to turn around they will be have a lot of explaining to do next election;
FDR was elected president four times.
What does that tell you?
the American people in the 1930's experiencing first-hand what was going on? Were they not in the best position to tell if FDR's policies were working
Americans were not fooled. They knew F.D.R. was on their side in a way that Herbert Hoover and his fellow free-marketers hadn’t been They could see first-hand the good that Roosevelt’s jobs programs were doing for the Depression’s victims and the slow but unmistakable improvements in the economy.
What was WWII, but a massive government spending program?
T]he New Deal wasn’t as successful in the short run as it was in the long run. And the reason for F.D.R.’s limited short-run success, which almost undid his whole program, was the fact that his economic policies were too cautious
What saved the economy, and the New Deal, was the enormous public works project known as World War II, which finally provided a fiscal stimulus adequate to the economy’s needs. The New Deal also gave the people hope, which was in short supply up until then.
The reason right-wingers hate FDR so much isn't because the New Deal failed, it's because it succeeded, and it's obvious to everyone.
He is not spreading the wealth around. He is talking about giving the middle class an opportunity to get back the tax breaks they used to have.
remember, all Obama's plan does, is restore the tax rates for the wealthiest Americans back to where they were under Bill Clinton, to 39.6% from 35%. Horrors!
Ever since Reagan, the tax burden has shifted to the rest of us. All Obama's plan does is shift some of the burden back where it was, and belongs
27 Feb 2009 @ 23:58 by a-d : Yes, let's all pray
for Universe/"G-d" to give each person of their own medicine; the medicine they have (concocted) for all others outside their own skin! Must be the very best! ...how else would somebody dream up a specific medicine ... if they don't believe in its goodness?!?.... Isn't that so? ;)
28 Feb 2009 @ 21:07 by a-d : You think you heard it all? Not yet...
Here's some "Good News" about Ideas with "GREAT GOOD" needing a Very Special Meeting to discuss some --minor-- details on "how to put into action"!
(the only Question as far as my --maybe-- limited understanding of "whadddz good for the Goose is good for the Gander"-thing... that still remains to be answered to me, so that I can understand is: for WHOM & HOW in the World is this possible ???? )
I'm sure there is SOMEBODY, out there who can grasp the goodness of this... maybe frank4zen (?).If so, please, explain it to us who don't. *!*
28 Feb 2009 @ 21:15 by vaxen : FDR-Traitor:
The Pearl Harbor Messages
28 Feb 2009 @ 21:20 by vaxen : Heh...
On Tuesday night, 100 billionaires will gather at London's sumptuous Dorchester hotel, to watch Mr Ted Turner in conversation with Ms Carol Vorderman. Ms Joss Stone will sing, and some model or other will be in attendance. Can you guess the aim of this evening, which I trust you would cross continents to avoid in the infinitely unlikely event that you had been invited? No? Then allow me to assist. The aim is to make the government give tax breaks to the super-rich, in order to tempt them to give the same percentage of income to charity as the poorest 20% of people in this country already do.
Idea worthy of...Obama (Obonehead)...
The Aushwitz Files: ☻
Hope is such an empty rag. A real "ragman's" roll...
"The aim is to make the government give tax breaks to the super-rich, in order to tempt them to give the same percentage of income to charity as the poorest 20% of people in this country already do."
This is another clever wheeze to transfer the hard working middle income tax payers funds to the super rich and the Kleptocrats of the aid receiving countries. They money then ends up in arms purchase and Swiss bank accounts.
Sixty years of the economy of Aids has not helped the poor but has immensely increased the attractions for rule by corrupt dictatorships.
Like FDR's new deal and Obama's new squeal! Politicoes and their Sheeplocrats, one and the bleating same! Yucko!
Link ibid., above.