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I believe an unlikely mix of alleged drug trafficking related politicos and alleged white nationalist related politicos united to elect the infamous “Bloc of Four” in the abysmal voter turnout election of 2005. During their four year term the drug business was good again and white nationalists used Coatesville as an example on white supremacist websites like “Stormfront”. Strong community organization and support from law enforcement, in particular Chester County District Attorney Joseph W. Carroll has begun to turn our community around. The Chester County drug trafficking that I believe centers on Coatesville continues and I believe we still have public officials in place that profit from the drug sales. But the people here are amazing and continue to work against the odds to make Coatesville a good place to live.

Monday, January 9, 2017

FDR, a brilliant leader with a big heart. Republicans plan to unravel all that Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt did.

Newt Gingrich brags that Republicans are coming for everything FDR accomplished
It’s a “great effort to break out of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt model.” - Newt Gingrich

I believe that his fight with polio forged determination and compassion into Franklin Delano Roosevelt and made him the man he was. 

Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt took a government that looked down on the people and made it respond to human needs.

Warm Springs Historic District
Roosevelt’s Little White House State Historic Site
and Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation 

Republicans want to take away Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, the 40 hour work week, child labor laws, and public education. I don't believe that is possible in a democracy. I believe only a feared dictator can make the Republican Plans happen. 

"former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told an audience at the Heritage Foundation that “this is the third great effort to break out of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt model.”...  

"So what is this “FDR model” that Gingrich finds so odious? Roosevelt took office amidst a catastrophic depression, but he also assumed power at a time when a conservative majority on the Supreme Court choked off progressive legislation, especially laws intended to protect workers. These rigid limits on governance, FDR proclaimed a month before he accepted his party’s nomination to be president, would hobble the nation’s ability to extract itself from the Great Depression.   
“The country demands bold, persistent experimentation,” Roosevelt told the graduating class of Oglethorpe University. “It is common sense to take a method and try it: If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. The millions who are in want will not stand by silently forever while the things to satisfy their needs are within easy reach.”   
Some of these experiments were flops. Others were smothered in the cradle by conservatives on the Supreme Court. But Roosevelt’s experiments also provided workers with a minimum wage and a right to unionize. And he signed the Social Security Act, which didn’t just provide a safety net to the aged and the unemployed, but which also laid the foundation for health legislation such as Medicare and Medicaid.   
Roosevelt’s experiments brought modern liberalism into being in the United States, and they helped liberals prove that their model works.   
Early signs suggest that Gingrich’s predictions that Roosevelt’s legacy could be undone should be taken seriously. Republicans in the House hope to cut Social Security benefits by 20–50 percent. Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan to voucherize Medicare would drive up out-of-pocket costs for seniors by about 40 percent. Then he’d cut Medicaid by between a third and a half. At the very least, Republicans are serious about gutting the safety net that Roosevelt began to weave in the 1930s.   
Of course, Trump did say he would resist such efforts when he was a presidential candidate, but now that he is president-elect, he is stacking his cabinet nominees with Republicans broadly sympathetic to Ryan’s agenda and publicly trying to mend fences with the sitting House speaker.   
Trump, in other words, appears to have pulled a bait-and-switch on his voters. He promised them a kind of racist populism, hostile to minority groups but defensive of social welfare programs that most Republican base voters hold dear. And now he appears poised to slash those programs instead." 
Gingrich brags that Republicans are coming for everything FDR accomplished 
It’s a “great effort to break out of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt model.” 
Dec 14, 2016 
Ian Millhiser 
Justice Editor, ThinkProgress.  

Author of Injustices: SCOTUS’ History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted imillhiser@thinkprogress.org

Mussolini and Hitler came to power during a terrible economic crisis. Until Germany declared war on us, Republicans believed that a strong man fascist government like Mussolini’s or Hitler’s was needed to get the United States back on it’s feet.
Roosevelt made a new way to prosperity named “The New Deal” that maintained democracy in the United States and eventually most of the world.

Now Wall Street banksters are gloating at the Laissez-faire permission Republicans have given them to go wild on our economy.  It’s likely that a repeat of the 2007 economic collapse is coming.

Edward Snowdon exposed the constant surveillance the follows us in our daily lives. President Obama has the possibility of terrifying control over our daily lives, but doesn’t take advantage of the mostly technological surveillance of everyone’s daily lives that now exists.
Trump seems to be a modern day clone of Mussolini but he is a notorious failure. Everything Donald Trump touches turns to dust.
Will Donald Trump be the most feared dictator the world has ever known or is he a phony, a “Wizard of Oz”?

Whatever happens, if arrests of journalists begins or if his entire administration collapses like a house of cards, we need to make sure the Republican Party takes the blame.

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