Tag Archives: Great Society

Democratic Socialists USA: Social and Economic Bill of Rights

    Source: The New Democrat When you look at the New Deal from President Franklin Roosevelt in the 1930s, you see the creation of the American public safety net. With things like retirement insurance, which is what Social Security … Continue reading

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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Blog: Judith Solomon: Medicaid at 50: A Critical and Evolving Pillar to U.S. Health Care

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Blog: Judith Solomon: Medicaid at 50: A Critical and Evolving Pillar to U.S. Health Care Medicaid, is a very important health insurance program for people in poverty including the working poor, but also people … Continue reading

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Salon: Opinion- Bill Moyers & Michael Winship: Bernie Sanders Isn’t a Crackpot

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus It depends on what you mean by progressive, to sort of paraphrase what Bill Moyers said about, “it depends on what you mean by left-wing.” If you mean left-wing is … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Opinion- Julian E. Zelizer- When Progressives Were Organized

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus The Democratic Study Group that Julian Zelizer, was a coalition of FDR/LBJ Progressive Democrats who gave America the New Deal, Great Society and the civil rights laws of the 1960s. … Continue reading

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LBJ Library: Video: President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society Speech at the University of Michigan, 5/22/1964

Whatever you think of President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society speech whether you love it or hate it, or like it, or dislike it, this is one of the best and most important speeches in American history. Because it laid out … Continue reading

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PBS: NewsHour- Poverty and Politics: How Strong Is Safety Net for Poor Americans?

Source: This post was originally posted at The New Democrat The perfect debate for the mainstream Left in America to have that Liberals and Progressives should be debating about. The future of the safety net and it exactly what it is … Continue reading

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The Real News: Jaisal Noor Interviewing Annelise Orlick- A True War on Poverty Would Place Poor Place Poor People on The Forefront

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat I love what Annelise Orleck is talking about here. Which is sending money out of Washington the Federal Government, directly to the communities that the money is intended to serve so … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders: Video: The War on Poverty

. This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Senator Sanders giving several examples of federal programs that have been created to help people in poverty pay their bills and so forth. But didn’t give any examples … Continue reading

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LBJ Library: President Johnson’s 1964 State of the Union address, 1/8/64

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat This is the speech where President Lyndon Johnson calls to continue President John Kennedy’s agenda. Putting his tax cut plan through Congress that President Kennedy badly wanted. As well as calling … Continue reading

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The American Prospect: Opinion- Monica Potts: Paul Ryan’s Misguided Poverty Plan

  Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat There are good progressive policies in dealing with poverty in America. Like increasing the minimum wage or even creating a new living wage of around twelve-dollars an hour. That I … Continue reading

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