New Deal

Failed Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, who believes that the problem with America is that there are too many "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/paul-ryan-60-percent-of-a_n_1943073.html">takers</a>" slacking off in "<a href="http://firedoglake.com/2011/01/28/ayn-rand-fanboy-paul-ryan-used-social-security-hammock-to-put-himself-through-college/">hammocks</a>," went on MSNBC Monday morning with a simple message to America's poor: I care. Read more...
On "This Week," Greta Van Susteren failed miserably in her attempt to explain Republicans' ideological refusal to raise taxes. Read more...
President Obama's second Inaugural was the spirited, full-throated defense of the role that government plays in making our society more just that liberals have been waiting to hear for years. While most pundits focused on what the speech said Read more...
Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to be one of the stand-up guys in the Senate with telling it straight when it comes to the fact that Social Security does not add a dime to our deficit and that if President Obama wants to do something about the deficit, he needs to be cutting that corporate welfare, instead of talking about balancing the budget on the backs of the most vulnerable in our society and our veterans. Read more...
So this whole process was a sorry mess, and for progressives, there were plenty of disappointments along the way. (I will get back to those.) We also have far bigger battles ahead. (I will get back to those, too.) But one of my themes in life Read more...

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Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday suggested that President Franklin Roosevelt actually made the Great Depression worse with "class warfare politics" that "stopped creativity" and "drove businessmen away." The Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - FDR Addresses First United Nations Conference On Food And Agriculture - 1943
Newstalgia Reference Room - President Franklin Roosevelt Addresses the first United Nations Food and Agriculture Conference on June 7, 1943. Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - FDR Lays Out Unemployment Insurance And Social Security-  1935
(FDR - taking the right-wing brickbats in stride) From April 28, 1935, his seventh Fireside Chat since taking office in 1933. FDR took the opportunity to lay out his plans for Social Security and Unemployment Insurance. The Social Security Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - FDR Takes It On The Road  - 1938
Newstalgia Reference Room - FDR, during a U.S. Tour, speaks about The New Deal and the accomplishments of his second term and the upcoming 1938 Mid-Term elections. Read more...
The President took a veiled swipe at Willard the other day, saying, Somebody gave me an education. I wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth. Michelle wasn't. Obama's larger point was that government should Read more...