Outrage Over Obamacare Is Nothing Compared With FDR’s New Deal

FDR's reforms were marked by radicals of various stripes who questioned the viability of American democracy, and more.
Outrage Over Obamacare Is Nothing Compared With FDR’s New Deal

Via Moyers & Company:

Every baby step toward guaranteeing American working people a minimum of economic security with new social insurance programs has been greeted with howls of horror and outrage — and predictions that the end of the Republic is near. Every new addition to the safety net has been met with a concerted campaign by conservatives and the business establishment to undermine it. Eighty years after it was signed into law, the Social Security Act, arguably Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s signature piece of legislation, still is under attack from the right.

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