15 December 2011

"ode to the welfare state"

via rense.com a scan of the friday, 04 november 1949, daily news (new york).

the intro reads:

mr. truman's st. paul, minn., pie-for-everybody speech last night reminded us that, at the tail-end of the recent session of congress, representative clarence j. brown (r-ohio) jammed into the congressional record the following poem, describing its author only as "a prominent democrat of the state of georgia":
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