What Liberals Have Done For America

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Registered: 03-16-2007
What Liberals Have Done For America
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Wed, 07-14-2010 - 1:55pm

"What have liberals done for America? Here are some items to ponder:


- Lead America out of the great depression

- Lead America and the world to victory in WWII

- Stood firm against communism in Berlin, Korea, Cuba and Vietnam

- Spoke out against racism and fought for the right of ALL Americans to vote

- Landed a man on the moon

- Negotiated peace between Israel and its former enemies Egypt and Jordan

- Gave America social security and Medicare to ensure that ALL Americans would have the right to retire without fear of living in abject poverty

- Elected presidents have balanced their budgets or at the very least reduced the deficits of their Republican predecessors

- Led the United States into becoming the most powerful political, economic and military power in human history

Or perhaps this list from the Umatilla County Democrats


1919—Women’s Suffrage Ratified

1920—Annette Adams, First Woman Appointed To An Administration Position


1933—Federal Deposit Insurance

1935—W.P.A.

1935—Social Security Act

1938—Fair Labor Standards Act

1944—G.I. Bill Of Rights

1947—Military Desegregated

1947—Marshall Plan

1961—Peace Corps

1964—Civil Rights Act

1964—Medicare And Medicaid

1964—Fed Dept Of Housing And Urban Development

1965—Head Start Created

1968—Occupation Safety Act

1987—Clean Water Act

1990—Americans With Disabilities Act

1993—Family Leave Act

1993—AmeriCorps

1996-- Largest expansion of college opportunity since the GI Bill

1997-- Converted the largest budget deficit in American history to the
largest surplus

1999-- Longest economic expansion in American history & Lowest
unemployment in 30 years "
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 07-14-2010 - 2:22pm

SOB's!!

 


 


I disagree with you, but I'm pretty sure

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Registered: 03-10-2010
Wed, 07-14-2010 - 2:53pm
....or as is often said, "socialists!" Why the heck couldn't liberals have simply settled at merely fighting wars? The rest of that stuff is just wasteful. (taking off my tea party hat now)

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Registered: 06-30-2010
Wed, 07-14-2010 - 3:01pm
I am waiting for one of the Republicants to post their list, but I can't see how they can think they will top this.
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Registered: 08-16-2005
Wed, 07-14-2010 - 3:19pm

I thought Republicans in Congress passed the Civil Rights 1964 act?


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Registered: 03-10-2010
Wed, 07-14-2010 - 3:53pm

I can...

. tax cuts

;-)

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Registered: 03-16-2007
Wed, 07-14-2010 - 6:31pm

I am waiting for one of the Republicants to post their list, but I can't see how they can think they will top this.


I seriously tried to find one for Republicans because I'm sure there were some great things, but when I searched under the same heading, nothing came up.


Maybe someone else will have better luck than I did.


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Registered: 03-16-2007
Wed, 07-14-2010 - 6:39pm

Who Passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

The Clinton/Obama debate over who deserves credit for the Civil Rights Act has died down. But a history lesson is in order.


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Registered: 04-10-2009
Wed, 07-14-2010 - 8:03pm

Conservatives don't need government programs to do good things for America like liberals do.

      â€œYou have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."


-Dr. Suess

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Registered: 12-20-2009
Wed, 07-14-2010 - 8:15pm

A few

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Registered: 12-20-2009
Wed, 07-14-2010 - 8:15pm
Indeed!

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