Monday, February 9, 2009

From Sam Webb, Chairman, CPUSA

FYI, CPUSA is the acronym for Communist Party United States of America. Maybe it's just me, but doesn't it seem there are some real similarities in what the Communists want to do and what Obama is trying to do? Not that there's anything wrong with that . . .

From the Chairman's latest "manifesto":

The Obama administration and the broad coalition that supports him will almost inevitably have to consider—and they already are—the following measures:

Public ownership of the financial system and the elimination of the shadow banking system and exotic derivatives.

Public control of the Federal Reserve Bank.

Counter-crisis spending of a bigger size and scope to invigorate and sustain a full recovery and meet human needs—something that the New Deal never accomplished.

Strengthening of union rights in order to rebalance the power between labor and capital in the economic and political arenas.

Trade agreements that have at their core the protection and advancement of international working-class interests.

Equality in conditions of life for racial minorities and women.

Democratic public takeover of the energy complex as well as a readiness to consider the takeover of other basic industries whose future is problematic in private hands.

Turning education, childcare, and healthcare into “no profit” zones.

Rerouting investment capital from unproductive investment (military, finance and so forth) to productive investment in a green economy and public infrastructure.

Changing direction of our nation’s foreign policy toward cooperation, disarmament, and diplomacy. We can’t have threats, guns and military occupations on the one hand and butter, democracy, goodwill, and peace on the other.

Full-scale assault on global warming.

Serious and sustained commitment to assisting the developing countries, which are locked in poverty and misery.


Mike West said...

Why anyone would want to resurrect a proven failed philosophy is beyond me.

twest said...

Comrades, comrades....

vwatt said...

I think the only solution is more tax cuts for those making over 250k per year.

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

That would work too.

Brodad Unkabuddy said...

Gotta spread that wealth around. Don't forget what Mr. Marx said, "From each according to his ability. To each according to his need."