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  •  We're using what FDR built; Bush is destroying it (12+ / 0-)

    Our parents and grandparents survived the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression because of FDR.  Rural electrification, Social Security, support for scientific research and the arts, the idea of training out-of-work people in skills--skills which came in very handy when WWII started.  The notion that every person counted, that education was important.

    Like Bush, FDR was born into a wealthy, privileged family. But he believed in serving society instead of plundering it and enabling his buddies to steal from the poor.  

    The Bush administration has worked hard to undermine everything FDR put in place --everything that made America a great and strong country.

    ...it always turns out that no one is in charge of the things that really matter.--Deborah Eisenberg, Twilight of the Superheroes

    by Plan9 on Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 07:10:59 AM PDT

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    •  Selling off public land: Bush and the GOP legacy (2+ / 0-)
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      Plan9, Magnifico

      This is one example of what Bush's legacy will be---in contast to another Roosevelt:Teddy. Bush and his Republican friends in Congress, cough Pombo cough, are leading the charge to take the Public out of public lands. See:
      Your Public Land Sold to Developers

      Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

      by willyr on Wed Sep 20, 2006 at 08:53:54 AM PDT

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