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The moment when the New Deal as we knew it became history by bi-partisan consensus was a long time coming. A trans-generational core of inherited wealth and right-wing cranks has been trying to undo the New Deal since Social Security became fact in 1935. Ronald Reagan echoed anti-New Deal cries of ‘socialism,’ first as a paid spokesperson of the AMA (American Medical Association) against the implementation of Medicare and Medicaid, and later through his racist caricature of the ‘welfare queen’ living fat on public largesse. Despite the fact that Social Security is an insurance program paid for by its participants, much the same as private insurance but without the executive looting, the charge has always been of an undeserving public sucking on“a milk cow with 310 million tits.”

Democrats first joined the effort in earnest with Bill Clinton’s plan to partially privatize Social Security. The idea was to let our good friends on Wall Street manage a bit of the money for us, for a fee of course. That proposal faltered when Mr. Clinton was impeached. As was the fashion in European Central Bank circles in 2009, Mr. Obama took up the torch of fiscal austerity of his own initiative by creating his very own deficit commission. This should have come as no surprise to anyone paying attention—Mr. Obama publicly stated his intention to ‘fix’ Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid when he allied himself with the Wall Street friendly ‘Hamilton Project’ in 2006.” Rob Urie

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11 Responses

  1. Like the writer stated, the deal as MAN will call it, will like all others in history be ripe with a form of socialism.

  2. The picture at the end of the article is one of the major reasons I can’t stand typical left liberals (And I consider myself a fairly liberal person). Liberals are hypocrites, liars, and spineless cowards. I was browsing my facebook the other day, and my cousin (who calls herself a liberal) was posting nonsense about how we should have attacked Syria over a year ago because of Assad’s “chemical weapons.” Mind you, this is someone who thought Bush was a criminal (and he was).

    It amazes me that people who have intellectual potential end up saying, doing, and believing things that are so damn stupid. Liberals just tend to lie to themselves, whereas “conservatives” just tend to be morons.

    • Everyone can be manipulated and the ones that know the strings to pull learn from others who learned from still others. It’s an old system really. nothing new in the world. No one wanted to get into WWII no matter how many people were dying, no matter how many were being forced into slave labor. It just didn’t matter till they provoked Japan and ignored the warnings. Then it was personal. Hell, our “left” leaders wanted to see the “communists’ wiped out nearly as bad as the fascists in this country did. Hell, do you remember how much they hated Henry Wallace back in 1940? FDR had to refuse his nomination before the delegates agreed to let Wallace on the ticket. Later he ran for the office of the president:

      “Wallace left his editorship position in 1948 to make an unsuccessful run as a Progressive Party candidate in the 1948 U.S. presidential election. With Idaho Democratic U.S. Senator Glen H. Taylor as his running mate, his platform advocated friendly relations with the Soviet Union, an end to the nascent Cold War, an end to segregation, full voting rights for blacks, and universal government health insurance.”

      “As a further sign of the times, he was noted by Time as ostentatiously riding through various cities and towns in the South “with his Negro secretary beside him”

    • That’s the power of identity politics and left wing cover, Matt.

      Also, I know this is a bit random, but you guys could show more people those GR articles I posted, I think it would do A LOT to counteract the socialist scare-mongering and the “libertarian” bullshit machine…

  3. Brilliant posters!

    These days anything resembling cooperation or actions trying to genuinely help as many people as possible are forms of “socialism”.

    By the way, here’s two great articles on this subject from GR. They fit in with this theme very well:

  4. Ugh, my comment didn’t show up?

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