Yes I’ve used this before but the little guy/gal just makes you feel good.
This is a letter written by Clint Gold to the Tulsa World Oklahoma newspaper.
‘CLINT C. GOLD 10/24/1999 Tulsa World’
‘Not too long ago, my wife and I attended a TV football party in south Tulsa. With a lopsided score, the conversation turned to a livelier subject — politics. The crowd was, of course, top-heavy with Republicans. With each point expressed their faces became more flushed, eyes bulging a little more and veins popping in their foreheads as they railed against the liberal programs’.
‘Finally a lone, liberal voice asked: “Will you people name me one bill your party ever passed to help the working man of this country?” The question created much din and clamor, and someone sputtered, “Well, what have the Democrats done?”
‘The liberal responded with a few programs and was interrupted by howling and disdain. He noted that he had not promised they would like the programs and he asked to complete his statement — a difficult task to ask of Republicans’.
‘He spoke of Social Security’;
‘welfare (for the poor and corporate)’;
‘student grant and loan programs’;
‘safety laws (OSHA)’;
‘prevailing wage laws’;
‘right to collective bargaining (which brought about paid medical insurance, paid vacations, pensions, etc.)’;
‘School Lunch Program’;
‘He spoke of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which established a minimum wage, instituted child labor laws, and set up time-and-a-half pay for over a 40-hour week’.
‘He mentioned FHA-HUD with its public housing, urban renewal and 44 million residential homes (before WWII almost 70 percent of our nation were renters; by the 1970s this had been reversed)’.
‘And farm-conservation subsidies — USDA programs, Farmers Home Administration (the bankers didn’t want to make rural loans), small flood-control lakes (more than 3,000 in Oklahoma alone), rural water districts, rural electricity (REA)’.
‘The GI Bill was passed, which the Republicans at the time bitterly opposed’.
‘They were salivating over millions of returning veterans to hire as cheap labor’.
‘More than 8 million have used college benefits, creating millions of entrepreneurs; most of us had never dreamed of college’.
‘For the unemployed GI, there was $20 a week for 52 weeks to help get started (a lot of money in those days)’.
‘The Veterans Administration provided more than 2 million home loans’.
‘For the bankers at the football party, it was pointed out that the liberals saved their industry with the creation of FDIC and FSLIC, insuring their deposits, and saved Wall Street with the establishment of the Securities Exchange Commission’.
‘The oil men came on bended knees to FDR at a time when East Texas oil was 4 cents a barrel and begged him to save their industry. He did; prorationing overturned the rule of capture and the days of flush production were over. Prorating has served this great industry (and nation) well’.
‘And the list went on and on, but of course this group didn’t let him get halfway through’.
‘He noted they were weary, inattentive, so again he challenged them to offer up any Republican legislation examples’.
“I’m sure your party has authored one or two comparable bills from time to time, but I can’t think of any, and apparently you can’t either. What it boils down to is this’:
“The liberals dragged you into the 20th century scratching and screaming with your heels in the mud, fighting anything that’s progressive, everything that’s made this country great”.
“You really believe “The Good Life” was obtained from your own endeavors”.
A rape in “not verifiable”.
‘Tennessee state Rep. Sheila Butt (R) on Tuesday moved to table an amendment that would have exempted victims of rape and incest from new restrictions on access to abortion because she said that their claims were “not verifiable.”
‘While debating a bill that would require women to wait 48 hours and get counseling before having an abortion, state Rep. Craig. Fitzhugh (D) first offered an amendment to HB 977 that would allow doctors to exempt patients from the waiting period for mental health reasons’.
‘That amendment was immediately tabled by Butt’.
“Putting this psychological harm bypass into the bill is really a loophole for the abortion industry,” she said’.
“It allows someone who is going to profit from abortion to get the waiting period waived.”
‘A second amendment put forth by Fitzhugh would have allowed women who become pregnant through rape or incest to be exempted from the 48 hour waiting period’.
‘Butt, however, suggested that the victims could be lying about being raped’.
“This amendment appears political,” Butt asserted. “Because we understand in most instances, this is not verifiable”.
From : http://crooksandliars.com/2015/04/tennesee-goper-opposes-exceptions-abortion
‘While the US has only 5% of the world’s population’,
‘it has between 35% and 50% of the world’s civilian firearms’.