View Poll Results: Who is your favorite president from 1881-1929?

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  • Chester A Arthur

    1 3.70%
  • Grover Cleveland

    1 3.70%
  • Benjamin Harrison

    0 0%
  • William Mckinley

    0 0%
  • Theodore Roosevelt

    17 62.96%
  • William Taft

    0 0%
  • Woodrow Wilson

    3 11.11%
  • Warren Harding

    1 3.70%
  • Calvin Coolidge

    3 11.11%
  • Herbert Hoover

    1 3.70%
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    Re: Who is your favorite president from 1881-1929?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Not sure about that. Trust busting was natural and appropriate to the economic conditions of the early 20th century, but these days national governments sponsor mega corporations to keep their economies competitive on the international scale. On the other hand, Roosevelt probably would have imposed far greater demands on the rich in exchange for this privilege.
    Perhaps, it is hard to say since conditions are vastly different. I would hope my interpretation would be correct. But if not, yours isn't so bad either. I personally do not believe any company should be too big to fail.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Who is your favorite president from 1881-1929?

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    That stuff is okay, but truly embracing the US has expansionist and basically imperial, beyond the continental US- is what really put the country in a position to flourish in the 20th century. He told a people that were basically isolationist that the world was becoming more connected than they had ever imagined, and if they wanted to live the good life, they better start getting involved throughout the globe.
    You are wise to assess that TR was an imperialist, IMHO.
    And that the USA would not be what it is today without being an Imperialist 20th Century.
    How soon we all forget where all the oil, minerals and riches came from.
    Didn't we invade Mexico in the 1920's to take their oil ?
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    Re: Who is your favorite president from 1881-1929?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You are wise to assess that TR was an imperialist, IMHO.
    And that the USA would not be what it is today without being an Imperialist 20th Century.
    How soon we all forget where all the oil, minerals and riches came from.
    Didn't we invade Mexico in the 1920's to take their oil ?
    Nah, that was gunboat diplomacy. All you have to do is open up markets and make sure they're somewhat secure. People don't like imperialism (economic or otherwise) because it's unfair. And it is. But life ain't fair, boys. Teddy knew that better than most.
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    Re: Who is your favorite president from 1881-1929?

    Theodore Roosevelt laid the groundwork for American Empire which in turn laid the groundwork for the Democratic Empire which Wilson began in earnest. I vote Roosevelt.

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    Re: Who is your favorite president from 1881-1929?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The only problem with the 16th is that Americans are a bunch of whiny pussies and selfish turds when it comes to paying taxes.
    Reagan's lasting gift to the Nation .
    One of the things I hate to see most is when people say I'm selfish for wanting to keep my own money. But without taking 50% of your money, who would build the roads?

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    Re: Who is your favorite president from 1881-1929?

    That's how President Eisenhower was able to build the Interstates.
    Problem is, much of that road has reached the end of its lifespan .
    Quote Originally Posted by libertarian2016 View Post
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    One of the things I hate to see most is when people say I'm selfish for wanting to keep my own money. But without taking 50% of your money, who would build the roads?
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    Re: Who is your favorite president from 1881-1929?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    That's how President Eisenhower was able to build the Interstates.
    Problem is, much of that road has reached the end of its lifespan .
    I was just saying that we don't need a lot of the programs that we have now and the military and unnecessary wars are a drain for money. We could build roads with a fraction of the taxes we have now.

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    Re: Who is your favorite president from 1881-1929?

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    (hmm. Sounds like GWB, doesnt it?)]
    Yes. That was GWB's intention but September 11, 2001 jacked up his plans.

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    Re: Who is your favorite president from 1881-1929?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I also think the 16th was a mistake, remember the debate back then was it would only apply to the top 1-3% of the population.
    Yeah. The highest income tax rate was 7% when the income tax started but it didn't take the government time to catch on. The highest tax rate was 67% by 1917. Federal Tax Rates by Year | Income, Capital, and Highest Tiers

    The question is: Why are tax rates so low now?

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    Re: Who is your favorite president from 1881-1929?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tothian View Post
    DO NOT vote for Teddy Roosevelt. He was a freemason.
    Shhh. It's a secret society. Don't tell their secrets.

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