Our nation needs a new CWA to really create jobs

What our nation really needs to get us back on track is a jobs program akin to the Civil Works Administration. What happened next was astounding — by the standards of 1933 and, for that matter, of 2010. Indeed, Hopkins’ initiative and ambition should be a model for our response…

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FDR’s grandson sets the record straight about Scott Walker’s comparison between himself and FDR

This is worth a read… I was recently made aware that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker drew a comparison between himself and my grandfather, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in an attempt to justify his attacks on the rights of workers to bargain collectively. Walker’s distortion of President Roosevelt’s beliefs could not…

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The idiocy of Scott Walker comparing himself to FDR

So apparently Republican Gov. Scott Walker thinks he’s got something in common with Franklin D. Roosevelt. Detroit would not be bankrupt and Chicago public schools would be flourishing if those cities operated under Wisconsin’s public union laws, Gov. Scott Walker said Monday in what amounted to a national stump speech…

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President Obama Should Offer #OccupyWallStreet Jobs

In 1933, President Roosevelt launched the Civilian Conservation Corps and put the unemployed to work.  President Obama should take his lead.

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The test of our progress

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Collective Bargaining Comes With A Cost:

Appointed (for 19 months of a 24 month term) Village of Cottage Grove Mike Mikalsen, was recently on the Mitch Henck radio show (1310AM) and said this “Every aspect of collective bargaining has a cost”. Forgetting the fact that the republicans in the Senate would disagree with him, I actually…

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What FDR really said about public employee unions

I know some conservatives have used a quote by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as “proof” that even FDR was opposed to public employee unions, but let’s take a look at the full context of what FDR said about public employee unions, so that we can fully understand his thoughts on…

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Time for Obama to step up

I wrote last week, about the brilliant piece by Jane Mayer, explaining how two of the richest men in America are pulling the purse strings and controlling the republican party(and the “tea” party). Today, one of the best columnists in America, Frank Rich, gives us his take on the Koch…

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A day that will live in infamy

Today marks the 67th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, an attack which prompted our nation to become an active participant in World War II. Here’s the text of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Infamy Speech:” “Mr. Vice President [Henry A. Wallace], Mr. Speaker [Sam Rayburn], members of…

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