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Remembering Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Second Bill of Rights by Harvey J. Kaye
This post originally appeared at The National Memo.
Seventy years ago, on January 11, 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt delivered his 11th Annual Message on the State of the Union. The United States was at war. But the president spoke not only of the struggle and of what Americans had to do to hasten victory over the Axis Powers. He also spoke of what Americans needed to do to win the peace to come. Reaffirming his administration’s commitment to the vision he had articulated in his 1941 Annual Message – the vision of the Four Freedoms: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, Freedom from fear – Roosevelt now called for an Economic Bill of Rights for all Americans.
More at http://billmoyers.com/2014/03/07/remembering-franklin-delano-roosevelt-and-the-second-bill-of-rights/
From the DCCC:
‘Tis the season to reflect on Congressional Republicans’ priorities in 2013, an agenda best described as an endless cornucopia of giveaways for the rich and best captured in song.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is releasing a holiday anthem that sums up Republicans’ agenda — “12 Days of Congress” — and offering millions of supporters free downloads so they can add the tune to their holiday playlists. The song can also be downloaded as a ringtone and is available at: http://12daysofcongress.tumblr.com.
In a quartet led by Bowzer from Sha Na Na, the song details 12 of the wrong-headed priorities that Republicans have doubled down on in this Congress.
“From bonuses for bigwigs to Big Oil subsidies, Republicans in Congress have stuffed some extra special goodies in the stockings of corporations and the ultra-wealthy this year, while giving the middle class a lump of coal,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “The best holiday present the American people can give themselves next year will be getting rid of these Grinches.”
“12 Days of Congress” lyrics:
On the 12th day of Congress, Republicans gave the rich:
· Climate change denying
· Less pay for women
· Government shutdown
· Bonuses for bigwigs
· Evolution rejecting
· Pell Grants-a-cutting
· Health care repeals
· Transvaginal ultrasounds
· Jobs shipped overseas
· More tax breaks
· Medicare vouchers
· And a big oil subsidy…
The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out. – Texas Rep. Steve Stockman
see the rest at 50 Dumbest Things Right-Wingers Said in 2013: Steve Stockman | Rolling Stone.