Posts Tagged ‘Franklin Roosevelt’
Posted in corruption, Economics, Recessions, the Rigged Game, Uncategorized, tagged banksters, Barack Obama, Franklin Roosevelt, Iceland on Jam12000000amSun, 30 Dec 2012 09:25:17 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
There is a complete news blackout of the revolution in Iceland that the US corporate media doesn’t want you to know about. The banksters are going to prison. Doesn’t somebody wish President Obama would have the same guts to do the right thing as say, the working people of Iceland, or how about FDR?
Click the link below for the complete story.
Posted in corruption, the Rigged Game, tagged fetch boy, Franklin Roosevelt, Republicans, Ron Wyden, trickle down economics on Jpm12000000pmThu, 27 Dec 2012 15:28:46 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Why do Republican politicians continue to insist that the US accept the failed trickle down policies of the past? The only thing that has occurred under the program is that the rich have redistributed more and more income from the 99 to the 1 percent using their plutocrats in public office, such as Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden.
To Republicans and Corporate Democrats like Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden I say, “Trickle down failed. Stop doing the bidding of your corporate masters like the fetch dogs that you are. Do something positive for the American people. Stop redistributing their income to the 1 percent and reverse it so the economy can get better.”
It’s time for the second bill of rights, which was first proposed by FDR in the video below.
Posted in Economics, recession, Uncategorized, tagged Barack Obama, FDR, Franklin Roosevelt, new deal, Second Bill of rights on Jpm11000000pmSun, 18 Nov 2012 12:44:19 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Truthout.org has an interesting analysis that starts like this;
“President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his fourth and final State of the Union Address in 1944. Because the defeat of fascism in Europe was in sight, FDR could frame a peacetime vision for the nation. He saw that the full realization of political freedom depended upon the elimination of material deprivation. FDR realized that the nation’s future well being would be undermined if some fraction of our people – whether it be one-third or one-fifth or one-tenth – is ill-fed, ill-clothed, ill-housed, and insecure.
Roosevelt understood that true individual freedom can not exist without economic security and independence. ‘Necessitous men are not free men.’ People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. He saw these economic truths … as self-evident and called for an Economic Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all — regardless of station, race, or creed.
Back then the nation’s emerging safety net was blatantly discriminatory. The progressive New Deal legislation did not cover the occupations open to Americans of color. Agriculture workers and domestic servants were exempted from social security, fair labor standards, minimum wages and the prohibition on child labor. Because some of these programs only covered full time workers, women (who were then and are now concentrated in part time work) were functionally excluded. Our inclusion in full-time paid employment was only tolerated while the war machine was marching along 24/7. Such overt discrimination is no longer tolerated. But we’ve made far less progress — if we’ve made any at all –on women’s fundamental economic rights.”
Let’s examine the eight economic rights enumerated by FDR in 1944 in light of women’s contemporary economic situation. Click the link below for more on the story.
Video: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) Attacks Economic Slavery and the Economic Royalists of Today and Yesterday
Posted in corruption, Economics, Economics, recession, Politics, tagged Constitution, economic royalists, Franklin Roosevelt, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin on Jam10000000amTue, 09 Oct 2012 10:56:55 +000012 10, 2010 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in corruption, Economics, income redistribution, Politics, the Rigged Game, wealth redistribution, tagged Alf Langdon, Democrats, Franklin Roosevelt, income redistribution, Medicare, new deal, Republicans, Ron Wyden, Wall Street on Jpm7000000pmSun, 01 Jul 2012 12:00:33 +000012 10, 2010 | 2 Comments »
His warning is as relevant today as it was in 1936. Below is a speech by FDR during his reelection campaign in 1936. Think of this whenever you hear Republicans talking about “making health care more accessible and affordable for every American.” In FDR’s case, the Republicans were claiming they could create and manage the social programs FDR was creating (Social Security, unemployment insurance etc…) better than FDR himself. By now, everybody knows the Republicans can not be trusted with social programs like universal health care.
The problem today is that so many Democrats are on the payroll of the affluent that they want to destroy programs for the 99 percent and turn them into privatized cash cows for the rich. Think Medicare, a federal program that provides health insurance to people age 65 and over.
Wall Street Senator Ron Wyden wants to privatize Medicare. Wyden is supposed to be a Democrat. The senator knowingly lies to the citizens of Oregon, whom he is supposed to represent, but Wyden is really a well worn tool of Wall Street. Privatizing Medicare would only give senior citizens less medical care by transferring much of its cost to the affluent via higher corporate profits, rising dividends and soaring share prices. Wyden knows this, but he continues to lie. Wyden is a sleeze-bag that was corrupted by big money decades ago.
Democrats like Wyden, as well as the GOP (Greedy Old Perverts), cannot be trusted with any issue that benefits the poor and middle class. By the way, even though it’s not widely known, we are worse off today than we were in 1936 when FDR gave this speech.
Great Video; President Franklin Delano Roosevelt: His Words Against the “Economic Royalists” Are As True Today as They Were Eighty Years Ago
Posted in culture, Economics, Economics, recession, income redistribution, Politics, the Rigged Game, wealth redistribution, tagged economic royalists, Franklin Roosevelt, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin on Jpm6000000pmSat, 30 Jun 2012 12:23:51 +000012 10, 2010 | 1 Comment »