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  •  Missing part of parallel: Full Employment Act. (0+ / 0-)

    We haven't passed the equivalent yet.  If we don't, we fail the parallel and Obama loses, essentially for not doing what Truman & Wallace did to win.

    I don't see how to do that.  Excellent diary, though.  

    Now, have you read what I refer to in my sig?  :-)

    Read pp. 1-7 of Krugman's _The Great Unraveling_ (available from Google Books). NOW.

    by neroden on Sun Nov 14, 2010 at 11:06:57 PM PST

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    •  Well, the Act itself was more a statement (0+ / 0-)

      than a full-fledged policy.  Also, 3.8% unemployment is very different from 9.6%.

      Having said that, healthcare was not considered a right and/or shared responsibility like it is now.

      I'd agree with you that there is a need for decisive action.  Biden's Middle Class Task Force is worth watching, and Austan Goolsbee should be focused more on employment and economic stimulus.

      Money is not speech. Corporations are not people.

      by Benintn on Mon Nov 15, 2010 at 04:54:06 AM PST

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