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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

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Where are the jobs?

I sent this "Letter to the Editor" to the newspaper... please consider sending a similar letter of your own. Let's take these politicians to task every time they talk about "jobs, jobs, jobs:"

Once again with President Barack Obama's State of the Union Speech we got another politician hypocritically talking about "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs."

If just one job was created every time some politician opened their mouth and started talking about "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs" we wouldn't have any unemployment in this country and everyone who wanted to work would have a decent, living wage job.

So, what is the main obstacle to full employment? Accountability from the very politicians who mouth the words "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs" whenever they want to get elected, re-elected or want thunderous applause then go about their business forgetting about jobs as they go looking for their next bribe from a Wall Street lobbyist who views unemployment as the way to keep all wages down which pushes profits up.

What we need in this country is a real "Full Employment Act" which mandates--- by legislation and law--- that the President and the United States Congress must maintain full employment as part of their responsibility to the American people.

What good is a government that gets us into war after war but can't even assure full employment for the very people it taxes?

Wars cause government debt and deficits; peace and full employment eliminate debts and deficits.

We need the re-establishment of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) not these dirty wars.

Rebuilding the Communist Party Club by Club by Club.

These pieces of information will help you better understand the problems we are having in the Communist Party USA. In May I will be traveling across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan meeting with people who have indicated an interest in joining the CPUSA but who have doubts about helping us rebuild the Party because the National Office has been hijacked by this small clique of about 60 revisionists headed by Sam Webb who wrote the talk below delivered by Erwin Marquit and Webb's own presentation to a Party cadre training school showing how he is trying to shape Party cadre in his own revisionist image of being subservient to the Democrats.

Here in Minnesota our Communist Party Clubs are considering running a few candidates for statewide office in 2014 and 2016 with three objectives in mind:

1. Rebuilding the CPUSA community, shop and campus clubs.

2. Bringing a real progressive program before Minnesotans.

3. Engaging people in a dialog about what kind of working class based progressive people's political party for peace, social and economic justice will be required to challenge Wall Street for political and economic power.

The progressive movement has been very weak and lacking a stiff back-bone to stand up to Wall Street and its two parties. We think our Party Clubs will help to strengthen the back-bone of the progressive movements seeking real change.

As many of you have noticed the mainstream media continues to make a big deal about Obama's State of the Union Speech claiming it was focused on "Jobs, Jobs, Jobs."

As I travel and discuss issues with people I will focus on the need to make government responsible for full employment through a legislative mandate similar to the "Full Employment Act of 1945" which was supported by Henry Wallace, the Communist/left led trade unions and passed the U.S. Senate by a huge margin only to be opposed by President Harry Truman his Wall Street pals and defeated by a similarly huge margin in the House.

Without the government becoming legislatively responsible for full employment we will never reach full employment and high unemployment leaving millions of working class families in dire straits and poverty will become the "new normal" because as the President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board has stated, he foresees an unemployment rate of around 8% being the new normal in the years to come.

Please notice in the talk below by Sam Webb he makes the outrageous and false claim we can't have job creating programs while at the same time putting an end to government debt and deficits.

In fact, we can do both and full employment is the key provided we have huge government programs putting people to work solving the problems of the people--- National Public Health Care System, National Public Child Care System, WPA, CCC and CETA type programs; provided these programs and projects are funded with a "peace dividend" and special taxes levied on the wealthy, corporate profits and Wall Street transaction. Others make the outrageous claim that full employment creates inflation.

The message coming from our Communist Party Clubs leading into the 2014 and 2016 elections is going to be sharp and clear: a government that can't provide any human being who wants to work with a decent job at a real living wages isn't worth a damn.

Check out the blog on full employment I have created:

http://fullemploymentnow.blogspot.com/ 


This was a presentation made by the leadership of the CPUSA to the recent International Meeting of Communist Parties:

http://solidnet.org/usa-communist-party-usa/3139-14-imcwp-contribution-of-cpusa-en


For Sam Webb, Obama has just some "weaknesses" and "shortcomings." For most progressive-minded people Obama is a warmonger shoving austerity measures down our throats to pay for Wall Street's dirty imperialist wars.

The goal and objective of our Communist Party Clubs is the same as always: to empower workers to become the leaders for the progressive change we seek.

We are preparing a leaflet:

"Robbing the Poor to Fatten the Rich; a worker's guide to wages, prices, inflation, profits, unemployment, taxes, government budgets & debts and deficits, full employment, peace and war; the country we have, the country we want."

We are also preparing a statement for workers to sign on to:

"What Do Working People Want? We Want Peace and Full Employment"

-- 
Alan L. Maki
58891 County Road 13
Warroad, Minnesota 56763

Phone: 218-386-2432
Cell: 651-587-5541

Primary E-mail: amaki000@centurytel.net