Thursday, October 06, 2005

A Real Republican President.

A much finer Republican President once said -- in his own words:

“We stand for a living wage. Wages are subnormal if they fail to provide a living for those who devote their time and energy to industrial occupations. The monetary equivalent of a living wage varies according to local conditions, but must include enough to secure the elements of a normal standard of living--a standard high enough to make morality possible, to provide for education and recreation, to care for immature members of the family, to maintain the family during periods of sickness, and to permit a reasonable savings for old age.”

-Republican President Teddy Roosevelt,
recorded circa 1912 by Thomas Edison.


Anonymous g.jackson said...

It seems to me that both Roosevelt presidents were very in tune with how to protect the status quo and serve the interest of the US oligarchy at the same time.

Considering the times they each served in, that was necesary to deter populus uprisings that could've resulted in the US moving to socialism.

Those same fights are still here today. We have no Roosevelts around, except maybe John Edwards. The fatcats are making bold strives like never before. Very alarming at times but if you consider history on unrelenting capitalist attacks with no leaders in government to keep them in check, often times that is where new social order is born.

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