Monday, March 07, 2005

Plain Speaking

You remember the big boom and the great crash of 1929. You remember that in 1932 the position of the farmer had become so desperate that there was actual violence in many farming communities. You remember that insurance companies and banks took over much of the land of small independent farmers -- 223,000 farmers lost their farms....

I wonder how many times you have to be hit on the head before you find out who's hitting you?...

The Democratic Party represents the people. It is pledged to work for agriculture.... The Democratic Party puts human rights and human welfare first.... These Republican gluttons of privilege are cold men. They are cunning men.... They want a return of the Wall Street economic dictatorship....

President Harry S. Truman, campaigning in 1948 (thanks to Buzzflash for the link).

Today, from Nathan Newman:

Santorum's Sweatshop Expansion Bill -
Sweatshops Expanded, Overtime Attacked, and State Minimum Wage Laws Undermined

Yes, How Many Times?, is the question.

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