View Poll Results: Who Was the Best US President?

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  • Abraham Lincoln

    15 14.15%
  • Franklin Roosevelt

    26 24.53%
  • George Washington

    10 9.43%
  • Thomas Jefferson

    9 8.49%
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    6 5.66%
  • Woodrow Wilson

    1 0.94%
  • Andrew Jackson

    2 1.89%
  • Harry Truman

    0 0%
  • Lyndon Johnson

    2 1.89%
  • Other (please list below)

    35 33.02%
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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well given the top 5% pay more taxes than the rest of the country, that's rather silly
    Whats more ridiculous is the top 5% have ~72% of the country's wealth.

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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Airports, especially small airports.
    A $800 billion/year military.
    small Airports help the middle class. I've used them several times.

    the military spending can't be blamed on the wealthy, it is every day Americans that like to be the world power.

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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    small Airports help the middle class. I've used them several times.
    Then YOU should be paying for them, not me. I don't use airports. I have used air travel ONCE in 50+ years of living. What do I care about airports?

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    the military spending can't be blamed on the wealthy, it is every day Americans that like to be the world power.
    And who tells the middle class that killing Iraqis, for instance, is what we like to do? I mean, really??? Did I miss the popular vote for war in 2003?
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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Then YOU should be paying for them, not me. I don't use airports. I have used air travel ONCE in 50+ years of living. What do I care about airports?
    rich people would love the idea of making people pay for the services they use, which is not how it works today.

    And who tells the middle class that killing Iraqis, for instance, is what we like to do? I mean, really??? Did I miss the popular vote for war in 2003?
    the rich are no more interested in killing Iraqis. the entire nation went along with false intelligence, so blaming one class over the other seems pretty disingenuous.

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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    rich people would love the idea of making people pay for the services they use, which is not how it works today.



    the rich are no more interested in killing Iraqis. the entire nation went along with false intelligence, so blaming one class over the other seems pretty disingenuous.
    You do have a point on both matters. However, to implement the first would simply be wrong and a betrayal of what it means to have a society. It would change the relationship of citizen and his government to that of the consumer in a retail shopping store.

    The second can be true.... for some. However, there are corporation and their owners who benefit mightily from war - and have been doing so for a longtime all over the world. There are some who are more than willing to engage in foreign wars because - while it might mean red for the working class soldiers - it means green to them who build the bombs, tanks, weapons and everything else needed.

    We used to say WAR IS GOOD BUSINESS - INVEST YOUR SON. But those for whom war is indeed good business, rarely do invest their sons - at least not today.
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    Re: Best US President

    Flash forward to 2020+...

    Rand Paul is the best US President (he might win when America falls apart and finally wakes up to the fact that those in power SUCK).

    Even if he just does half of what he wants...he is better then all of the rest that I am aware of - on both sides.

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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    Whats more ridiculous is the top 5% have ~72% of the country's wealth.

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    How's that ridiculous? Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's ridiculous.
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    Re: Best US President

    My vote would be for Abe lincoln, but I wasn't even alive during that era, I can not properly judge him. Good president none the less.

    Bill Clinton gets my vote

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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by KrissiB View Post
    My vote would be for Abe lincoln, but I wasn't even alive during that era, I can not properly judge him. Good president none the less.

    Bill Clinton gets my vote

    Clinton was a very good president, took on many if the basic issues and was beaten down...but he could never have been effective...without Bush Sr.

    Just as Obama would not been effective had Bush Jr. not screwed it all up.

    Those that debase our current President, tend to ignore what he stepped into.



    Put yourself in his shoes....and wonder what you might have done.

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    Re: Best US President

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    Whats more ridiculous is the top 5% have ~72% of the country's wealth.

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    so we now have a WEALTH TAX

    stupid statement

    we have a tax on income and the top 5% pay a far higher share of the INCOME TAX than their share of the INCOME

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