View Poll Results: Worst 20th Century President

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  • Theodore Roosevelt

    3 1.90%
  • Woodrow Wilson

    12 7.59%
  • Herbert Hoover

    18 11.39%
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    26 16.46%
  • Harry Truman

    1 0.63%
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson

    3 1.90%
  • Richard Nixon

    15 9.49%
  • James Earl Carter

    38 24.05%
  • William Jefferson Clinton

    6 3.80%
  • Other (Specify)

    36 22.78%
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Thread: Worst 20th Century President

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Well Hoover started a giant trade war, raised taxes, tried to get businesses to raise wages, increased spending, and had the Federal Reserve choke off the money supply
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    That doesn't mean that Hoover started the Great Depression, or didn't act. In fact, he did act, and it only made things worse.
    Well...depends how you look at it.

    Hoover turned a recession into a depression. He did not start the recession.

    Raising taxes and cutting spending dramatically was pretty boneheaded.
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    What's wrong with Wikipedia? For general information there is no website better.
    Yes, but my friend saved the world from giant bugs by exploding them with his mind. He's listed on the famous biologists list. That experience alone shakes the majority of the credibility of wikipedia...whats completely fine, however, is to use links from wikipedia to support your arguement though.
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenAsparagus View Post
    Well Hoover started a giant trade war, raised taxes, tried to get businesses to raise wages, increased spending, and had the Federal Reserve choke off the money supply
    Which is a good example of awful management. It is interesting how people in the past 30 years accuse any president of trying to kill the economy without first looking at what Hoover did.

    Back in the 1920s, as a percentage of our GDP, international trade was higher then it is now. Trade War = Suicide Pill.
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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Yes, but my friend saved the world from giant bugs by exploding them with his mind. He's listed on the famous biologists list. That experience alone shakes the majority of the credibility of wikipedia...whats completely fine, however, is to use links from wikipedia to support your arguement though.
    Wikipedia is worthless.

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Well...depends how you look at it.

    Hoover turned a recession into a depression. He did not start the recession.

    Raising taxes and cutting spending dramatically was pretty boneheaded.
    Cutting spending worked for the recession at the beginning of the 1920s.

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    "True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Worst 20th Century President.
    Roooooooonald Reeeaaagan..
    Europe is illegally occupied by the US

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Roooooooonald Reeeaaagan..
    gtfo to Europe.

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    I'm a little surprised I'm one of only 2 people to name Johnson at this point, between his ill-fated war on poverty and Vietnam.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Worst 20th Century President

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I'm a little surprised I'm one of only 2 people to name Johnson at this point, between his ill-fated war on poverty and Vietnam.
    You make a good point...researching this now.

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