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  •  Quite a faith you have in electoral politics. (5+ / 0-)

    I'll tell you one thing.  People who are without a roof over their heads or food in their kids' bellies are not going to politely wait for Harry Reid to gather 60 votes in the Senate for a jobs bill.

    Nor should they.

    If there had not been militant pressure from Leftists in this country there would not be:

    1.  Minimum age and maximum hour laws
    1.  Social Security
    1.  Voting Rights Act
    1.  Civil Rights Act
    1.  Wagner Act
    1.  Unemployment compensation and workmen's compensation
    1.  The New Deal jobs programs

    And there would have been even more imperialist wars than there would have been without the Vietnam antiwar movement.

    "Capitalism is irresponsibility organized into a system." -- Emil Brunner

    by goinsouth on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 02:45:24 PM PDT

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