The Weakening of the American Social State
As we approach the end of the 1st quarter of this new century, the challenges are piling up like a backyard wood-pile preparing for a long and very cold winter. It’s June, the beginning of blessed summer with the kids home from school, but political winter will come quickly and its demands are unrelenting.
Consider how the far-right has shredded the social fabric
How very liberal of you, Jim.
Not so much liberal as socialist, recognizing that our best economic times came as a result of Roosevelt’s social programs, lifelines thrown to a drowning nation. His Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), Works Progress Administration (WPA), Civil Works Administration (CWA), Farm Security Administration (FSA), National Industrial Recovery Act of 1933 (NIRA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) stabilized a broken economy, preparing the U.S. for the demands of wartime production as the clouds of war crept over Europe and Asia.
Socialism is a widely misunderstood designation in America
Why it carri…