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Communist Party and Obama’s Agenda

Posted by rightwinger on November 17, 2008

The enactment of a “single payer” socialist health care system; passing laws to make joining a labor union easier; raising the minimum wage and increasing labor union support – all these are just some of the policies the Community Party USA has mapped out as crucial for Obama to push through during his term of office.

Just days after the party’s official newspaper lauded the role of labor unions in Obama’s election victory, another article in the Communist Party’s Political Affairs magazine by leading party member and Rutgers University history professor Norman Markowitz outlined the kind of “change” he expects Obama to bring to the U.S.:

“For the people who elected Obama and the increased Democratic majority,” Markowitz writes, “‘change we can believe in’ isn’t about bailouts for corporations and banks. It isn’t about wearing American flag pins on your lapel. …

“It is about ending the post-World War II policies that led to the long-term stagnation and decline of the labor movement,” Markowitz writes. “It is about creating a national public health care program more than 50 years after it was established in other major industrial nations, and handling a national debt which has increased 10 times since Ronald Reagan became president in 1981.”

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