Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Small Government , Less Taxes and The Truth about Redistribution of Wealth
“ Throughout the nation men and women, forgotten in the political philosophy of the Government, look to us here for guidance and for more equitable opportunity to share in the distribution of national wealth… I pledge myself to a New Deal for the American people. This is more than a political campaign. It is a call to arms. ”Franklin Roosevelt (1932)
FDR was President of the United States during a Time when the American People Needed their Government more than they ever had before. It was a time of serious, economic and financial crisis. Almost every industrial and business sector was affected. The Dollar was almost worthless. Unemployment was over 25%. People could barely afford the basic necessities. The American People were hurting and FDR felt their pain and provided STRONG PROGRESSIVE SOLUTIONS TO THEIR PROBLEMS. He didn't just give speeches he had answers. THE NEW DEAL!
He rejected the Idea of Small Government, and Deregulation. He rejected the Idea of Cutting Taxes for BIG BUSINESS, which only increases the burden for the middle class. He rejected the Idea of the Rich Getting Richer and the Poor Staying Poor. He rejected the Idea that only those who could afford Health Care were the ones who deserved it. He rejected the Idea that Government isn't suppose to solve problems. He rejected the Idea that Big Business should operate anyway the want without Government Oversight. He Rejected Conservative Ideas that got us into the Depression.
He understood that Government does have a role to play and it should have a positive, meaningful, progressive affect on the country. What is the Job of our Government? I sometimes ask myself to the Republican actually know what Governments role is.
For years the Republican Party has said they are for Small Government, Less Taxes and Putting a end to the So Called "Welfare State" created by FDR in the 30's. They have considered the New Deal as a RAW DEAL! They have fought against the New Deal ever since it was started. The truth is over the last 60 years since World War II we have been redistributing the Wealth. We have been taking it from the POOR and giving it to the RICH.
In fact most of the New Deal programs had ended during World War II. The Republican Conservative Coalition put a end to many of the banking reform laws, emergency relief programs, and work relief programs. The ones they didn't STOP in the 40's and 50's they managed to eliminate in the 70's and 80's. But many programs and policies remain, including the repeal of Prohibition, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Social Security System and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The Republican Party is on the wrong side of history again. Can someone actually explain to how "Small Government" actually helps working class citizens? Can someone tell me how cutting Government Social Programs and Decreasing Government Revenue actually help working class citizens? These are all policies that the GOP embrace. Why? Because the GOP is for Big Government! These policies that I just mentioned only help BIG BUSINESS. Yet they continue to support these failed Ideas! It is clear that after this election the Majority of the People have rejected Conservative ideas and policies. They have made up their mind that Progressive ideas and policies are what is best for this county. All you have to do is examine history. Learn form the mistakes me made in the 1920's, and examine the Progressive Steps FDR took to clean of the mess that conservatives made.
Posted by Anthony D. Hall at 9:29 AM