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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.


"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Full Employment

All these Democrats and Republicans keep talking about "jobs, jobs, jobs."

The more they talk about jobs the more unemployment we get.

With so much talk about "jobs, jobs, jobs" I find it impossible to understand why none of these politicians will talk about what is required to create a "full employment economy."

"Full employment"--- does anyone dare to talk about it lest they be called a "red?"

Check it out what happens in this country when any politician dares to talk about "full employment."

If you would like to look into this a little further I would encourage you to check out the transcript of the hearings held on the "Full Employment Act of 1945:"

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015081304209%3Bseq%3D10%3Bview%3D1up

1945 was the very last time any politician in this country dared to advocate for a "full employment economy" talking about how a job is a right.

I suggest we need to begin a vigorous debate in this country about the need to mandate "full employment" through legislation.

Any form of government and/or economic system that can't assure "full employment" for its people doesn't deserve to exist. This is just plain old common sense.

Will Roy Roberts be running for Mayor of Detroit?

Stranger things have happened.

Roy Robert's friend, Barack Obama, got re-elected.

The fiscal cliff.

Everyone seems to be commenting on this "deal" that "avoided the fiscal cliff." So I guess I will comment, too.

Well; it's a corrupt political system created by a rotten economic system with a bunch of Wall Street chosen politicians wheeling and dealing behind our backs. They are trying to save capitalism in its most barbaric and cannibalistic stage of imperialism and there is no light at the end of the tunnel because the cliff collapsed just as they made their way through the tunnel leaving everyone except the 1% behind to suffer the consequences of a system on the skids to oblivion; a system that should have been replaced years ago--- a system that survived only because McCarthyite political repression hammered Wall Street's opposition: we, the people.

It's the backroom wheeling and dealing we haven't heard about presenting the real danger because in our so-called "democracy" that is more myth than reality, the austerity measures Obama and the Republicans agreed to are coming down the pike from behind us as we are all looking the other way trying to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

A system broken beyond repair; a lousy deal for everyone except the Wall Street 1% and no end of wars financed with austerity in sight.

No need to worry though; the over-paid well-heeled upper middle class muddle-headed intellectuals pretending to be liberals, progressives and leftists are convincing everyone to go out into the streets--- not to protest like the Greeks--- but to celebrate Obama's re-election victory... and the cost of the shindig is being put on our tab.

And what do these over-paid well-heeled upper middle class muddle-headed intellectuals pretending to be liberals, progressives and leftists tell us hoping we won't spoil Obama's re-election "victory" celebration? The deal could have been worse.

"Worse" is what is coming as a result of this "deal."

A good deal for Wall Street; a bad deal for the rest of us.

The Wall Street bankers will smile as they take away your home and tell you to "have a good day."