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jimjam wrote:What is your opinion of Franklin D. Roosevelt?

I was not paying attention to politics back then.
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Hindsite wrote:I was not paying attention to politics back then.


Your knowledge of history is indeed impressive :lol: . I doubt that anybody can be as dense as you profess to be so ..... I posit that you are simply copping out and passing the buck. I will assume that you do not care for the man since he was pretty much the opposite of Obese Donald.
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jimjam wrote:Your knowledge of history is indeed impressive :lol: . I doubt that anybody can be as dense as you profess to be so ..... I posit that you are simply copping out and passing the buck. I will assume that you do not care for the man since he was pretty much the opposite of Obese Donald.

I did learn in school that Franklin D. Roosevelt was a U.S. President, but I don't recall if he was considered good or bad. Was he the President that came up with the idea of Social Security and welfare?
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Hindsite wrote:I did learn in school that Franklin D. Roosevelt was a U.S. President, but I don't recall if he was considered good or bad. Was he the President that came up with the idea of Social Security and welfare?

Interesting …… you apparently never were told about/studied F.D.R. …………… He was elected 4 times and saw America through the Great Depression and WW2. He pushed thru Social Security. Welfare is a moving target with many faces. I really do not know what role, if any, he had in this area. He was pretty much the anthesis of what the Republicans and "conservatives" of today stand for. That is why I solicited your opinion.
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jimjam wrote:Interesting …… you apparently never were told about/studied F.D.R. …………… He was elected 4 times and saw America through the Great Depression and WW2. He pushed thru Social Security. Welfare is a moving target with many faces. I really do not know what role, if any, he had in this area. He was pretty much the anthesis of what the Republicans and "conservatives" of today stand for. That is why I solicited your opinion.

Yes, I remember one president was elected 4 times and that was what led to congress limiting the presidency to 2 terms. If FDR was a Republican, it was probably a Democrat congress that was for the limit. Congress never want to limit their own terms. The party out of power often talk about term limits for Congress until they are in power.
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Hindsite wrote:Yes, I remember one president was elected 4 times and that was what led to congress limiting the presidency to 2 terms. If FDR was a republican, it was probably a Democrat congress that was for the limit. Congress never want to limit their own terms. The party out of power often talk about term limits for Congress until they are in power.
I think there's a rather good reason that congressmen's or senators' terms are not limited -- as individuals they wield considerably less power than the President.
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Patrickov wrote:I think there's a rather good reason that congressmen's or senators' terms are not limited -- as individuals they wield considerably less power than the President.

Unless they are Speaker of the House or Senate Majority Leader.
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Hindsite wrote:Unless they are Speaker of the House or Senate Majority Leader.


I disagree.

1. This person has to go through election twice, first their seat and the second as speaker / leader

2. Even the "Speaker" / "Leader" does not have enough power to override the entire House / Senate, and certainly not each other. The President can bypass both single-handedly.
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Patrickov wrote:I disagree.

1. This person has to go through election twice, first their seat and the second as speaker / leader

2. Even the "Speaker" / "Leader" does not have enough power to override the entire House / Senate, and certainly not each other. The President can bypass both single-handedly.

But the Speaker of the House or Senate Majority Leader can refuse to bring any measure up to a vote.
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The latest budget review from the Congressional Budget Office, projecting a fiscal 2019 deficit of almost a trillion dollars — up by more than $300 billion from the deficit Trump inherited. Trump’s domestic economic policy has been standard Republican top-down class warfare. None of that $300 billion went for social benefits or even his continually promised, never-delivered infrastructure plan. Instead, it went mainly into tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy that have done little to boost investment.
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jimjam wrote:The latest budget review from the Congressional Budget Office, projecting a fiscal 2019 deficit of almost a trillion dollars — up by more than $300 billion from the deficit Trump inherited. Trump’s domestic economic policy has been standard Republican top-down class warfare. None of that $300 billion went for social benefits or even his continually promised, never-delivered infrastructure plan. Instead, it went mainly into tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy that have done little to boost investment.


It's laughable but hey some of them believe Rump is the saviour of the working class... they really do.....

:lol:
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