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« on: August 11, 2005, 03:49:15 pm »

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I don't really have an opinion on the Whig presidents
FDR, but Wilson and LBJ are also awful
Lincoln, but not including war criminals, TR or Hoover
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A18
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2005, 04:24:42 pm »

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I don't really have an opinion on the Whig presidents
FDR, but Wilson and LBJ are also awful
Lincoln, but not including war criminals, TR or Hoover

Why do you hate Wilson, besides the fact that he had some racist tendencies?

What I said is that he was awful. Wilson's administration was one of liberties lost and promises unkept.

Excess profits tax, the modern estate tax, a top tax rate of 77%. Kept us out of war, until he didn't. Outlawing criticism of the federal government.
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A18
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2005, 05:32:08 pm »

Johnson was not a Republican
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A18
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2005, 06:30:40 pm »

You realize Herbert Hoover was to the left of Theodore Roosevelt, right? Almost the entire "New" Deal was based off Hoover's proposals.
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A18
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2005, 06:39:04 pm »

Yeah, but then FDR extended the policies that made him a disaster.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2005, 07:27:33 pm »

The economy showed some signs of life when the Supreme Court struck his "New" Deal down. Unemployment dropped to 18 percent in 1935, 14 percent in 1936, and even lower in 1937.

Then you have the court packing scheme. Unemployment returns to 20 percent by 1938, and the stock market crashes nearly 50 percent.
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A18
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2005, 07:52:03 pm »

Unemployment remained at 20 percent until new public works spending was approved. Which, of course, might as well be welfare.

See, it doesn't count as a decrease in unemployment when you draft all the unemployed people into the militrary.

World War II ended the depression because the artifical Hoover/FDR wages were frozen while the money supply was inflated with the war spending. This meant wages were low enough to clear the employment market, and business could get back to business again.
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A18
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2005, 08:05:02 pm »

Broken window fallacy.

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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2005, 08:43:27 pm »

Johnson was NOT a Republican.
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