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For your consideration, a juxtaposition

Yesterday NPR’s All Things Considered interviewed Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) about the reason the Republicans blocked the two month payroll tax relief and unemployment extension. After an initial attempt at obfuscation, he finally said that the Senate’s bill didn’t go far enough with regards to the Keystone XL Pipeline.The House explicitly required the President to proceed with the Pipeline project within 60 days, whereas the Senate bill only required him to make a decision about it in that time.

The Corporate controlled House effectively ordered the President to do the corporations’ bidding, or there would be no tax relief or help for the unemployed. And came within an inch, again, of shutting down the government, of shutting down the country. Corporate control of the Government is Fascism.

Lincoln and the Socialist Roots of the Republican Party:

“Although both Republicans and Democrats pretend that socialism is a foreign idea antithetical to the “American Way,” Nichols argues that socialism has a long, proud history in America. He writes about Tom Paine who admired early socialists, Horace Greeley who employed Karl Marx as a correspondent for theNew York Tribune, and Helen Keller who was an avowed socialist. But one fascinating chapter, reprinted in full at the International Socialist Review, reveals that Republican president Abraham Lincoln had not only immersed himself in the ideas of European Utopian Socialists, and German Communists, but spoke about them publicly.”

Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.

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