Rep. Jesse Jackson $804 billion jobs plan

Rep. Jackson Jr wants to hire all 15 million unemployed and put them to work for 40 thousand a person. He also states this could be a five year program. So let me add this up. 15 million times 40 thousand is 600 billion for one year and 3 trillion for five. Just think of what 15 million people could build in a one year time frame. Wait, if the build anything how much more would that cost us?

Since we got all this money why not bail out all the states and cities for 204 billion. We bailed out GM and the Banks why not just bail us all out.

Who needs Congress any way. They just get in the way of what President Obama needs to do. We can’t let something like the Constitution stand in are way of saving us from another


So, the federeal government would become the employeer of 15 million people to do what, exactly? And where is this money coming from, exactly? And once the federal government “bails out” the states and cities, do they become serfs of the federal government? At least this particular democrat isn’t hiding his communism behind a facade. He’s just putting it right out there.

Some interesting quotes from the article:

In an interview with the Daily Caller on Wednesday, the Illinois Democrat applauded President Obama for directing his staff to greenlight job-creating initiatives without congressional approval after his $447 billion jobs bill was defeated in the Senate this week.

“Now we’re making some progress,” Jackson said, comparing the legislative gridlock in Congress to the states that seceded from the union during the Civil War.

“We’ve seen Congress is in rebellion,” he said, "determined to wreck or ruin at all costs."

Jackson said the government’s direct hiring of the nation’s 15 million unemployed Americans would cost $600 billion.

“It could be a five-year program,” he said. “For another $104 billion, we bail out all of the states. For another $100 billion, we bail out all of the cities.”

“We put people to work cleaning up communities. We put people to work through a civilian conservation corps, through a Works Progress Administration because the hour demands it,” he said.

“And as more people work, they pay taxes, they pay taxes into the 4th quarter, they buy wares, they buy homes, they meet their obligations and our economy begins to work its way out of this protracted recession,” he continued. “That’s the only way out of this crisis. And I hope the president begins to continue to exercise extraordinary constitutional means based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past.”


Sorry, forum rules wouldn’t allow me to say what I really want to say.

5 years of “busywork” for $40k a year.


It has been done before: Works Progress Administration

Under FDR. No surprise there. Basically what FDR implemented here was national socialism. Mussolini and Hitler even admired the socialist policies implemented by FDR.

from: Three New Deals: Reflections on Roosevelt’s America, Mussolini’s Italy, and Hitler’s Germany

The Nazi Party newspaper, the Völkischer Beobachter, “stressed ‘Roosevelt’s adoption of National Socialist strains of thought in his economic and social policies,’ praising the president’s style of leadership as being compatible Hitler’s own dictatorial Führerprinzip.” (p.190)

Nor was Hitler himself lacking in praise for his American counterpart. He "told American ambassador William Dodd that he was 'in accord with the President in the view that the virtue of duty, readiness for sacrifice, and discipline should dominate the entire people. These moral demands which the President places before every individual citizen of the United States are also the quintessence of the German state philosophy, which finds its expression in the slogan “The Public Weal Transcends the Interest of the Individual.”

Mussolini, who did not allow his work as dictator to interrupt his prolific journalism, wrote a glowing review of Roosevelt’s Looking Forward. He found “reminiscent of fascism. . .the principle that the state no longer leaves the economy to its own devices”; and, in another review, this time of Henry Wallace’s New Frontiers, Il Duce found the Secretary of Agriculture’s program similar to his own corporativism.

New York Times in July, 1933 has Mussolini speaking about the New Deal.

"Your plan for coordination of industry follows precisely our lines of cooperation.

And even went as far as calling FDR a “social-fascist”.

“But Roosevelt did more than just enshrine into the American political and economic system the ideas of Karl Marx and Joseph Stalin (the mass murderer FDR affectionately referred to as “Uncle Joe”). Greatly admiring Benito Mussolini’s fascist system in Italy, Roosevelt proceeded to implement the same type of economic system in the U.S. For example, his National Recovery Act gave him virtually unlimited dictatorial powers over American business and industry. And any American citizen who did not do his “patriotic” duty by supporting the NRA and its “Blue Eagle” soon found himself at the receiving end of FDR’s vengeance and retaliation.”

Is this really what we want to bring about in America? Policies that were greatly admired by Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin?

This is exactly what larger portions of the left really do want for America, most definitely.

The lesson must be learned once more that this kind of system does not work.

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