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Topic: [OT] WPA and other politics
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Marnie Northington

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Registered: 12/13/04
[OT] WPA and other politics
Posted: Jun 21, 2013 2:50 AM
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I'm not a liberal
I'm not a conservative

count me as a progressive, my background is that I got it well from
mental health disability, my payment is higher because I had a higher
paying job, I also have considerable family support

the USA struck a new deal with workers in the 1930's to stave off communism

it included collective bargaining (union) rights and WPA along with
other stuff I don't know

WPA, Works Progress Administration, gave federal jobs to people who
didn't have jobs, maybe others

they built roads and bridges and other things

my maternal Grandfather worked for WPA, he got 50 cents a day for his
work and 50 cents a day for his truck, often he said they should bring
it back

someone broke the new deal when they cancelled it

then they reformed welfare, they still have food stamps, they still have
have care, but the housing units have year long waits and they stopped
giving vouchers, you can only get cash if you have children

the poor man will get along by committing crime if he doesn't have a
choice, no wonder why the USA has so much crime, rap music, thug life,
and other things

I'm just a peep I guess when it comes down to it, as Rush said in a song
called "Closer to the Heart", those who hold high places must be the
ones to start

war and revolution brings you right back where you started

politics and propaganda will work eventually, perhaps this is just an
issue of the social evolution of man

it's only polite to share the wealth, no one should look upon fanciness
and be jealous or furious

I used to donate to the Red Cross, I'm going to look for a charity, I
don't really have much to share, I have to save for transportation
concerns, I don't get this benefit at my level of disability, but I am
open to suggestions

for me, I don't need or get perfection, "good enough" is fine


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