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Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...

http://peaceandsocialjustice.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-progressive-program-for-real-change.html


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.


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- Ben Franklin

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bill Fletcher, Jr. distorts history to fit in with his support for Obama and the Democrats.

At a meeting in Milwaukee hosted by a group of rank-and-file workers who are members of AFSCME where I was asked to make a presentation on the need for a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity," one of the participants informed me that the Harvard educated Bill Fletcher, Jr. spoke at a conference about labor history in Wisconsin.

While in Wisconsin I met with several other people who attended this conference, too.

I understand Fletcher made the erroneous claim that the Taft-Hartley Act was the beginning of the big business attack on labor.

Why does Bill Fletcher, Jr. knowingly falsify history in this way?

Fletcher is well aware that it was the fight between labor and Wall Street's organizations like the Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers, etc. that marked the beginning of Wall Street's attack on labor which one of the results was the Taft-Hartley Act.

But, why does Fletcher intentionally omit any mention of this ferocious and bitter hard fought struggle over the "Full Employment Act of 1945" which labor lost?

Because, if Fletcher mentioned this struggle over the "Full Employment Act of 1945" he would then have to explain that this Act would have required the president and Congress to attain and maintain full employment; and, then, Fletcher and his left-wing Obama supporters would have to explain why they are pushing the Democrat's agenda of continuing to make full employment a voluntary "goal" instead of pushing forward a labor agenda making full employment a mandatory requirement.

Fletcher and his Obama supporting pals are afraid of a huge battle that would be a rematch of the fight over the "Full Employment Act of 1945" because then Democrats would be held accountable every time they mouthed the words, "jobs, jobs, jobs."