Conservatives opposed the American Revolution. They supported slavery. They opposed women’s suffrage. They opposed unions. They opposed child labor laws. They opposed workplace safety laws. They opposed Social Security. They opposed World War II. They opposed integration. They opposed civil rights. They opposed inter-racial marriage. They opposed Medicare. They opposed federal expenditures on education. They opposed voting rights. Now, they oppose gay rights . They have delayed, but not prevented, social progress.
Conservatives warned that freeing the slaves, believe it or not, was an affront to liberty – as well as an evil government plot to force hardworking business owners to release their property. After all, as the Bible tells us, and as Rush Limbaugh later reminded us, “some people are just born to be slaves.”
Conservatives opposed minimum wage and child labor laws, the 8-hour work day, weekends, sick leave… etc.
Conservatives warned us that the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, which established a national minimum wage, guaranteed ‘time-and-a-half’ for overtime in certain jobs and banned child labor, was going to collapse the economy. But President Franklin Roosevelt countered at the time, “Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, …tell you…that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry.” What a surprise! He was right and conservatives were wrong.
70 years later, CONS are still trying to undo the minimum wage and get those kids out of the classroom and back into the factories of Republican campaign contributors.
the never ending repub witch hunts
basicaly crossroads has given up on 2016.........
should be good for at least 3 more shoudln't it?
simple arithmetic. Raising taxes on those who can afford to pay more will turn a deficit into a surplus. Raising the minimum wage will increase the median income.
THATS THE BOTTM LINE 100% UNcontestable, period, exclamation point.
have they no power? the repubs? or just no spine?
Is the only thing left, simply to debate the extent of the massive coattails? Congree to be Dem for sure, but by how much, how far will the Repubs slip into obscurity?
hes ashamed of his country, I all this time I thought conservatives thought America was exceptional.....
one group can laugh at the world, the other cowers in fear of reality......
internet............for one FOX dominates, for the other its Huffington..........
reality is still there, it exists........you have to think about the reasons KUDLOW was wrong on the taxes and the economy------because he uses "conservative thought" aka...psycobabble, whishfull free lunch thinking.
the two biggest issues of the last 15 years.......
"I just want everybody to remember that at every step as we made these policies, made this progress, we were told by our good friends the Republicans that our actions would crush jobs, explode deficits and destroy the country," he told the partisan crowd. "If we were actually to look at the evidence, it's pretty clear who's theory of how to grow the economy and make sure American people are prospering, which theory works. We know their ideas don't work."
the bush tax cuts didn't go to deserving people, time form them to pay back....to the good olde red white and blue federal worker!
Neither do I.
so yea keep dreaming about that last conflict, when resolved will make peace break out all over.....
its pretty much just wasting money on wack-a-mole.
Paul ryan- can't do math
Pailin- SNL joke
Cheney- could not get elected to dog catcher now, if life depended on it
You have to go back to Jack Kemp, to find a somewhat reasonable person...........