16 February 2010

back in the day

The Daily Kos profiles the 1956 Republican Party Platform. It's almost hard to believe. Here are a few that stick out:

"We are proud of and shall continue our far-reaching and sound advances in matters of basic human needs—expansion of social security—broadened coverage in unemployment insurance —improved housing—and better health protection for all our people."

"In all those things which deal with people, be liberal, be human."

"Further reductions in taxes with particular consideration for low and middle income families."

"We recognize the need for maintaining isolated wilderness areas."

"Revise and improve the Taft-Hartley Act so as to protect more effectively the rights of labor unions, management, the individual worker, and the public."

Get the rest here.

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