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America Needs a New Birth of Freedom

gungy Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 11:55 AM
Romney would have gotten the economy moving again and made those jobs possible. And one of the major reasons for high youth unemployment is ridiculously high minimum wages which unions have demanded and they have fought any attempts at a special minimum for teens. So employers, when they can actually hire in this mediocre socialist economy, hire adults. But Republicans said we will put America back to work and over half the people said to hell with that.

Journalist Bill Moyers, who worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson, shared memories in a column last year about how his old boss thought about our entitlement programs.

It was under Johnson, who championed the "Great Society" in the 1960s, that a good portion of the runaway government spending we are trying to get under control today originated.

Johnson signed into law Medicare, Medicaid, the War on Poverty programs, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Moyers recounted that for Johnson, Social Security and Medicare "were about a lot more than economics."

He recalls a time when the Johnson administration was...