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Fri Jan 13, 2012, 10:02 PM

So we're slashing more government jobs in a Depression [View all]

We're going to merge government agencies to "cut waste and duplication". That's just brilliant. Hoover-licious. And it seems the the newly neoliberal world of DU loves it, just loves it.

Remember that FDR joker? He started programs to give people makework, just to have an excuse to give them government cash that wasn't welfare. And we can see how that bullshit worked out: unemployment dropped 40% in four years, and the economy grew at 8% a year. Those poor bastards didn't know how awful they had it, what with things getting better and all.

Thank God we don't have to worry ourselves over the prospect of unemployment dropping 40% in four years, and the economy growing at 8% a year. Bank profits would go down or some other bad thing, no doubt.

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