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Old 02-12-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: CA
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Default Medicare, Social Security, Minimum Wage Law, Unemployment Benefits, Women's Suffrage, Voting Rights...

All Democratic achievements, but everyone has reaped the benefits.

The Democratic Party is truly the Party of, by, and for The People.


Next time your relative, friend, neighbor, or boss challenges you to tell them what the Democrats have ever done for America, let them know!

Military
WW1 Victory(1919) - Woodrow Wilson(D)
WW2 Victory(1945) - Franklin D Roosevelt(D) / Harry S. Truman(D)
GI Bill (1945) - FDR(D)
NATO(1949) - Truman(D)

Foreign Relations
Marshall Plan(1947) - Truman(D)
Peace Corp(1960/61) - John F. Kennedy(D)

Space Exploration
First Manned Moon Mission(1969) - Under Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson(D)
First American to Orbit the Earth(1962) = John Glenn \ Under Pres. JFK(D)
Oldest Person in Space(1998) = Sen. John Glenn(D)\ Under Pres. Bill Clinton(D)

Socio-Economic Programs
40-hour Work Week(1938) - Roosevelt(D)
Minimum Wage Law(1938) - Roosevelt(D)
Overtime(1938)- Roosevelt(D)
Social Security Act(1935) - Roosevelt(D)
Unemployment Compensation(1935) - Roosevelt(D)
Rural Electrification Act(1936) - Roosevelt(D)
Federal Deposit Insurance(1933) - Roosevelt(D)
Federal Home Loan Program(1934) - Rossevelt(D)
Securities & Exchange Act(1934) - Rossevelt(D)

Education
Guaranteed Student Loan Program(1965) - Johnson(D)
School Lunch Program(1946) - Truman(D)
Operation Head Start(1965) - Johnson(D)

Health
Medicare(1965) - Johnson(D)
Medicaid(1965) - Johnson(D)
Family and Medical Leave Act(1993) - Clinton(D)

Civil Rights
Women's Suffrage Amendment
Civil Rights Act(1965) - Johnson(D)
Voting Rights Act (1965) - Johnson(D)
Motor Voter Act(1993) - Clinton(D)

And, needless to say: The Historical, Worldwide Celebration of the First Black President!!!!!!!!!



Great Democratic Party Accomplishments - Democratic Underground
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Prepperland
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Which of these achievements enhanced the individual's inalienable rights to life, liberty or property?
Without costing a lot more in lives, liberties and property loss?

Which of these achievements enhanced natural or personal liberty?


Voluntary charity is a blessing.
Compulsory charity is a curse.
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Old 02-13-2010, 02:39 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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All Democratic achievements, but everyone has reaped the benefits.

Socio-Economic Programs
Social Security Act(1935) - Roosevelt(D)

Health
Medicare(1965) - Johnson(D)
How has everyone reaped the benefits of these two "achievements"?
Most of us are paying into these two benefits and wondering what if any thing we'll be reaping from either one of them when we hit age 65.
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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Which of these achievements enhanced the individual's inalienable rights to life, liberty or property?
Without costing a lot more in lives, liberties and property loss?

Which of these achievements enhanced natural or personal liberty?


Voluntary charity is a blessing.
Compulsory charity is a curse.
Democrats don't understand what you are talking about. They believe they are providing a great and necessary service. The democrats are Robin Hood, trying to bring equality and justice to the world. They don't understand the great and lasting social effects their policies have on the people they are trying to help.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca8Z__o52sk


When I really go over that list, I don't see a single thing that could be heralded as an accomplishment by the Democrats on the federal level. None of those great wars were really necessary for us to get involved in, and our leaders intentionally put Americans in harms way just so they would get attacked, then they could convince Americans to enter the war. And everything else on that list should have just been done on a state level.

Did you know that the right to vote is not mentioned in the constitution at all. The states have always had full authority over how their state creates eligibility to vote. There were many states that allowed women to vote long before the constitutional amendment. If one state can do it, any state can do it. It isn't like people aren't allowed to move from one state to another.

I find it completely ridiculous how the democrats see this country. They sit around talking about how the entire country wants univeral healthcare, then they talk about how Scott Brown shouldn't be able to block the country from having universal healthcare, since his state already has a near universal-healthcare system. Which makes sense, right?

They fail to talk about the fact that, if massachusetts can pass it, then any state that wants it can pass it also. I fail to understand why Nancy Pelosi and her home state of California doesn't already have universal healthcare. Maybe its because it costs too much and their entitlements have already bankrupted their state?

BTW, social security, minimum wage, and a thousand other federal laws on the books right now, are unconstitutional.

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Old 02-13-2010, 04:31 AM
 
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^ funny how the Constitution favors the priveledged few also. Sorry but this isn't 18th century America either.
Moonlover I'm not a Dem but I appreciate your list! Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:42 AM
 
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Voluntary charity is a blessing.
Compulsory charity is a curse.
Your "compulsory charity" is the cost of living in a society. If you don't like it, go live in a shack in the woods, hunt your own food, and make literally everything by hand.

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I fail to understand why Nancy Pelosi and her home state of California doesn't already have universal healthcare.
Because Nancy Pelosi isn't the governor of California. We tried, believe me. Arnold shoots it down every time.

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BTW, social security, minimum wage, and a thousand other federal laws on the books right now, are unconstitutional.
Can you back that up with facts or are you just blabbing?
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Midwest City, Oklahoma
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Because Nancy Pelosi isn't the governor of California. We tried, believe me. Arnold shoots it down every time.
Do you honestly believe that Arnold is the only reason you don't have universal healthcare? That is just some nonsense that your democrats say as an excuse. The ideas of universal healthcare have been around for half a century or longer. The Clintons had a big push for a federal plan back in the early 90's, way before the governator. Secondly, the people of the state could put it on the ballet to amend the constitution if they would like, just like they did with gay marriage. On top of that, your state legislatures could override Arnolds veto. Hell, you could even do a recall on Arnold like you did on his predecessor.

To say that the only reason you don't have universal healthcare is Arnolds fault is simply ridiculous. There are 20+ other left-leaning states that also do not have univeral healthcare, and many(if not most) have democrats for governors.

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Can you back that up with facts or are you just blabbing?
Tell me what part of the constitution makes the minimum wage and social security constitutional? I can tell you what it is, it is not in the enumerated powers. It is a clause that has been abused by almost every federal law since FDR. But do you know what it is? I would be interested in you explaining to me what in the constitution makes the minimum wage constitutional.

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Old 02-13-2010, 05:33 AM
 
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Do you honestly believe that Arnold is the only reason you don't have universal healthcare?
In California, yeah.
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The Clintons had a big push for a federal plan back in the early 90's, way before the governator.
Also smeared by the Republicans

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I would be interested in you explaining to me what in the constitution makes the minimum wage constitutional.
You're the one making the claim, so you need to back it up. I'm not going to do your work for you.
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Old 02-13-2010, 05:48 AM
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Military
WW1 Victory(1919) - Woodrow Wilson(D)
WW2 Victory(1945) - Franklin D Roosevelt(D) / Harry S. Truman(D)
GI Bill (1945) - FDR(D)
NATO(1949) - Truman(D)
none of this should have happened, all of it unconstitutional.


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Space Exploration
First Manned Moon Mission(1969) - Under Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson(D)
First American to Orbit the Earth(1962) = John Glenn \ Under Pres. JFK(D)
Oldest Person in Space(1998) = Sen. John Glenn(D)\ Under Pres. Bill Clinton(D)
none of this should have happened, it should have all been privately funded.


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Socio-Economic Programs
40-hour Work Week(1938) - Roosevelt(D)
Minimum Wage Law(1938) - Roosevelt(D)
Overtime(1938)- Roosevelt(D)
Social Security Act(1935) - Roosevelt(D)
Unemployment Compensation(1935) - Roosevelt(D)
Rural Electrification Act(1936) - Roosevelt(D)
Federal Deposit Insurance(1933) - Roosevelt(D)
Federal Home Loan Program(1934) - Rossevelt(D)
Securities & Exchange Act(1934) - Rossevelt(D)

all of this is unconstitutional, the goverment should have never gotten involved in the private sector at all.

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Foreign Relations
Marshall Plan(1947) - Truman(D)
Peace Corp(1960/61) - John F. Kennedy(D)
all of this is purely unconstitutional crap, and the marshall plan would never have happened if WWII would not have happened.


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Education
Guaranteed Student Loan Program(1965) - Johnson(D)
School Lunch Program(1946) - Truman(D)
Operation Head Start(1965) - Johnson(D)

all state rights, and the feds should have never involved themselves in states rights.


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Health
Medicare(1965) - Johnson(D)
Medicaid(1965) - Johnson(D)
Family and Medical Leave Act(1993) - Clinton(D)

promote general welfare is what the constitution says, not provide. all this is unconstitutional and should be gotten rid of.
also, medical care is an individual right, not a right given unto the people by the state or federal goverment.

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Civil Rights
Women's Suffrage Amendment
Civil Rights Act(1965) - Johnson(D)
Voting Rights Act (1965) - Johnson(D)
Motor Voter Act(1993) - Clinton(D)

these I cannot disagree with, as noone should be discriminated against because of their race, sex or religion.

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And, needless to say: The Historical, Worldwide Celebration of the First Black President!!!!!!!!!

maybe the 1st american black/arab/white president, but not the 1st one. I do believe that other countries have had black presidents or prime ministers before the USA.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:22 AM
 
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Socio-Economic Programs
40-hour Work Week(1938) - Roosevelt(D)
Minimum Wage Law(1938) - Roosevelt(D)
Overtime(1938)- Roosevelt(D)
Social Security Act(1935) - Roosevelt(D)
Unemployment Compensation(1935) - Roosevelt(D)
Rural Electrification Act(1936) - Roosevelt(D)
Federal Deposit Insurance(1933) - Roosevelt(D)
Federal Home Loan Program(1934) - Rossevelt(D)
Securities & Exchange Act(1934) - Rossevelt(D)
all of this is unconstitutional, the goverment should have never gotten involved in the private sector at all.
40-hour Work Week(1938) - Roosevelt(D)
Minimum Wage Law(1938) - Roosevelt(D)
Overtime(1938)- Roosevelt(D)

These things were done because the robber barons of the Gilded Age would not treat employees fairly unless the government MADE them do so.

If you want to go back to The Gilded Age, and 7-day workweeks of 12-hour workdays, all with no overtime pay...and no regulations against child labor - and no regulations that your employer had to make sure your work environment was safe and healthy, then you're welcome to go back to that era.

Please do not drag the rest of us back there with you, thanks.


Social Security Act(1935) - Roosevelt(D)
Unemployment Compensation(1935) - Roosevelt(D)

These things were done in order to allow for some security for working people and those no longer able to work.

Without Social Security (which workers and employers pay into), seniors would not be able to retire with some level of security and dignity, and it would fall to their children (who are themselves struggling to make ends meet) to care for their aging parents. Do you want that extra responsibility and drain on your family's resources - or do you want to be sure your mom is somewhat taken care of so that you can concentrate on your own family?

Without Unemployment Compensation (which workers and employers pay into) - someone could be thrown out into the street without a brass farthing to their name, and no way in hell to pull themselves back up by their proverbial bootstraps and become, once again, a contributing member of society. Would you prefer the pink-slipped worker turn to crime to survive, because he could not find another job, and had no Unemployment benefits? Because he sure as hell is not going to just curl up and die peacefully.

And if the Government had not raided the Social Security Fund and replaced the money with IOU's that have never been paid back, Social Security would be in no danger now.

Rural Electrification Act(1936) - Roosevelt(D)
This was done because, at the time, because there were few people living out in the rural areas, power companies would not put lines out there, because it was not profitable for them to do so. Had this never happened, farm output of this country might be 25% of what it is today, and we would not have enough to feed ourselves, let alone the rest of the world.
Also, if Rural Electrification had never happened, the suburbs would not have had electricity, and bigots and racists would not have been able to engage in "white flight" as they did in the sixties when [sarcasm on] those uppity darkies started OMG!! moving into WHITE NEIGHBORHOODS...how DARE they?? [sarcasm off]

Federal Deposit Insurance(1933) - Roosevelt(D)
This was done in order to prevent bank panics and runs on banks, and to keep people feeling their money was safe in a bank instead of under the mattress. And the difference? In the bank, your money is circulating in the economy, creating growth...under your mattress it isn't.

Federal Home Loan Program(1934) - Roosevelt(D)
This was done in order to help more Americans have the ability to achieve the American Dream and own their own home. This, during the height of the Depression, when many were living in Hoovervilles. Or perhaps you'd like to live in a Hooverville? Remember the Occupy movement in Zuccotti Park? That is what a Hooverville looked like.

Securities & Exchange Act(1934) - Roosevelt(D)
This was done to stabilize the stock market, and give people faith in the system that had utterly failed them before.


Would YOU like to go back to an America that did not have these things? Honestly?



All of these things were done...because the people of the time demanded them. Do you have any idea...how close America came to becoming a fascist nation in 1934? do a Google search sometime on General Smedley Butler.

I'll save you the trouble. On August 22nd of 1934, General Butler was approached in a hotel room in Philadelphia by a messenger of a group of wealthy businessmen, who opened a large suitcase of $1000 bills and dumped it on the bed, explaining that this was only a down payment. The business interests wanted General Butler to assemble a volunteer army, take over the White House, and install himself as the fascist dictator of the United States, with the financial support of big business. Some observers believe that if they had picked a different general, it may well have worked. Butler refused, and told the story.
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