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The seven-minute, kitchen-sink video begins with the 2008 stock market crash and the beginning of the recession. It goes on to highlight the stimulus, the auto bailout, Wall Street reform, health-care reform, the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the end of the war in Iraq and the death of Osama bin Laden.
“On the day Barack Obama took office, America had already lost 4.4 million jobs — an economic disaster, the worst in a generation. Some said America’s best days were behind us,” the narrator says over shots of tea party rallies. “And like America, he dug deep, fought back and never lost faith in our ability to meet the challenge.”
The message is similar to that of the David Guggenheim movie produced for Obama’s campaign, “The Road We’ve Traveled” — that the president inherited a crisis, faced an intractable Republican opposition, and yet was able to succeed on many fronts.
Allow Medicare to negotiate for cheaper drug prices
Prevent drug companies from blocking generic drugs
Allow imported prescription drugs
Allow workers to claim more in unpaid wages and benefits in bankruptcy court
Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executives bonuses
Originally posted by dashen
They ripped off the MSNBC lean FORWARD Campaign
And the daily show spoof vimeo.com...
The Great Leap Forward planned to develop agriculture and industry. Mao believed that both had to grow to allow the other to grow. Industry could only prosper if the work force was well fed, while the agricultural workers needed industry to produce the modern tools needed for modernisation. To allow for this, China was reformed into a series of communes.
The geographical size of a commune varied but most contained about 5000 families. People in a commune gave up their ownership of tools, animals etc so that everything was owned by the commune. People now worked for the commune and not for themselves. The life of an individual was controlled by the commune. Schools and nurseries were provided by the communes so that all adults could work. Health care was provided and the elderly were moved into "houses of happiness" so that they could be looked after and also so that families could work and not have to worry about leaving their elderly relatives at home.
The commune provided all that was needed – including entertainment. Soldiers worked alongside people. The population in a commune was sub-divided. Twelve families formed a work team. Twelve work terms formed a brigade. Each sub-division was given specific work to do. Party members oversaw the work of a commune to ensure that decisions followed the correct party line.
By the end of 1958, 700 million people had been placed into 26,578 communes. The speed with which this was achieved was astounding.