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    Chitown Kev

    Social Security did effectively exclude minorities when it was established. The Wagner Act did effectively exclude minorities when it was established. These are not neoliberal myths.

    •  You're slicing and dicing, somewhat dishonestly (0+ / 0-)

      If you're trying to have an honest discussion about the history and evolution of New Deal policies,  the fact that you completely ignore the evolution of those programs into programs like LBJ's - the very programs that focused on equality for minorities - reveals a huge gap in your reasoning.

      Equality - economic and otherwise - has been coded into the Dem Party's DNA for decades.   It has driven smart public policy for nearly a century now and has proven time and again to be a quality driver of the US's healthy economy.

      OTOH, trickle down economics have proven the opposite. Repackaging Reaganomics in neoliberal clothing won't change anything.  That's why neolibs are always forced to resort to subterfuge and dishonesty to sell their failed policies.

      If cutting Social Security & Medicare benefits for low income seniors is what Democrats do after they win a budget standoff, I'd hate to see what they do after they lose one.

      by Betty Pinson on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 07:55:24 AM PST

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      •  You are evading historical reality. n/t (0+ / 0-)
        •  You're pushing neolib supply-side economics (0+ / 0-)

          and you're having to be very dishonest to try to make it look even remotely realistic.

          Study a little history yourself - including the parts where Reaganomics have been screwing up our economy since the early 80's.

          Dem economic policies have the evidence on their side.  They've been proven to work, time and again, even for Wall Street.  

          I was recruited into the DLC back in the early 90's, so I know the spin they use.  I lasted less than a year, their BS became too much to bear.  They have no new ideas, only recycled GOP policies.

          If cutting Social Security & Medicare benefits for low income seniors is what Democrats do after they win a budget standoff, I'd hate to see what they do after they lose one.

          by Betty Pinson on Wed Dec 18, 2013 at 08:13:20 AM PST

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