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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

France's left wing New Popular Front (NPF) - now the largest group in parliament - has called for a prime minister who will implement its ideas including a new wealth tax and petrol price controls.

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If we did the same here our corporations would have to pool their bribe money!

#1 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2024-07-12 09:54 PM | Reply

We did it once... and ended the Great Depression, leveled the playing field of capitalism, and set ourselves up to win the Second World War.

Now it's in the low 20 percent range, with many of the largest corporations paying nothing at all.

Of course, the whole purpose of the Federalist Society, the Heritage Foundation, and Trump Project 2024 is to take us back the cause of the Great Depression; the Gilded Age Society in America.

"By 1890, the Farmers Alliances had begun to enter politics. In 1892 the Alliance formed the Peoples' or Populist Party.

Among other things, the Populists financed commodity credit system that would have allowed farmers to store their crop in a federal warehouse to await favorable market prices and meanwhile borrow up to 80 percent of the current market price.

The Populist platform also sought a graduated income tax, public ownership of utilities, the voter initiative and referendum, the eight-hour workday, immigration restrictions, and government control of currency."

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"Populist rhetoric still plays an important role in contemporary American politics. Politicians speak the language of populism whenever they defend ordinary people against entrenched elites and a government dominated by special interests.

During the 1930s, Franklin Roosevelt hailed "the forgotten man" and railed against "economic royalists" and in 1992 Bill Clinton ran for the presidency by pledging to "put people first."

www.digitalhistory.uh.edu

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2024-07-12 10:11 PM | Reply

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