What political party said this?

By Tom Quiner

The economy is precarious.

Public employment is down.

CEOs are making millions while working class families find their incomes in decline.

Economic growth is stagnant.

Small business start-ups are down.

Guess which political party made these demands …

“We ask that the government undertake the obligation above all of providing citizens with adequate opportunity for employment and earning a living. The activities of the individual must not be allowed to clash with the interests of the community, but must take place within its confines and be for the good of all.

Therefore, we demand: … an end to the power of the financial interests.

We demand profit sharing in big business.

Is this a reference to limits on profit margins for health insurance companies, as mandated by Obamacare,  and a redistribution of these monies back to policy holders in the guise of lower premiums?

We demand a broad extension of care for the aged.

More people on Medicare?

 

We demand … the greatest possible consideration of small business in the purchases of national, state, and municipal governments.

In order to make possible to every capable and industrious [citizen] the attainment of higher education and thus the achievement of a post of leadership, the government must provide an all-around enlargement of our entire system of public education.

We demand the education at government expense of gifted children of poor parents.

More money for the Department of Education? An expansion of “no child left behind”? Student loan debt relief?

The government must undertake the improvement of public health – by protecting mother and child.

Are they talking reproductive health? Obamacare? More money for Planned Parenthood?

We are convinced that a permanent recovery of our people can only proceed from within on the foundation of the common good before the individual good.”

So, which political party made these demands? The Nazi Party, as adopted in Munich, February 24, 1920.

2 Comments

  1. lburleso on December 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    That was admittedly a surprising answer.
    I’m weak on my history, but it seems that the party changed over the next 15 years.

  2. talkingtom2day on December 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I think, more like, they found a good mask to wear, to be honest. I’ve read Mein Kampf, and it’s pretty scary…

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