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  •  FDR was opposed fiercely by industry (11+ / 0-)

    corporatists, and right wingers of his day. One can only imagine the battle for social security. It is akin to the battle for universal healthcare today. It aint gonna happen without a battle.

    The NeoCOM (Corporate Owned Media) is Neocon.

    by Brahman Colorado on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 05:34:18 AM PST

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    •  You can read about it (1+ / 0-)
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      at www.socialsecurity.gov.  There is a lot of info about creating Social Security there.

      Once I read about how hard a time the republicans gave FDR to keep him from creating Social Security. I couldn't find it the last time I looked, but that doesn't mean it isn't on there. It just means I couldn't find it.

      My father in law was given a job building county roads.  There is a big, wide dirt road near us that is called 'Commonwealth Road' that he helped build.  He didn't have a job until then. Those roads helped open up land that people couldn't get to before, too. They are still used by a lot of people.  We are lucky to have rocky and clay mud which makes strong road beds.

      My dad worked through the depression, but he lost $500 investing in a railroad stock.  At that time you could buy a home for that much money or lots of land.  He never invested in anything again.

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