A Quote for Tea Party Members & The Republicans who are living off of them…

“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.”

– President Dwight D. Eisenhower – November 8, 1954

If Ike were here now, I bet he’d be surprised at the success of the Texas Oil Millionaires and the politicians and businessmen who have suckered so many Americans into today’s mess.

What do you think?

About btchakir

Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on October 26, 2010, in campaign, Congress, Economics, Education, history, Opinion, Politics, quote, vote, Warning and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. LOL!! I don’t think we need to worry about any politician ending social security, it’s well on it’s way to bankruptcy all on it’s own.

    • You know, it’s really not. It’s perfectly fine for the next 25 years and Congress has plenty of time to solve the problem the Bush Administration gave us by spending so much of it’s stored funds and leaving us with a roomful of treasury notes. These are, btw, the same things we pay off the Chinese with, so I guess it’s like money. I fully believe that we will actually build up SocSec in the next decade… and not destroy it by privatizing it either.

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  3. I think you believe that Social Security is “Socialist” (is this because it has “Social” in it’s name… like an Ice Cream Social is Socialist?) and not a Federal insurance program which I paid into throughout the almost fifty years of my working life. I now live on SS as my major source of income, so when you say “Americans do not need social security insurance” I guess you didn’t anticipate a country where whole departments were laid off and no one hires workers in their sixties if they can avoid it. Retirement, despite what you must have been told, is not something that many of us want.

    I assume, then, that you are much younger than me and have yet to experience the more unreasonable issues of life.

    BTW, the unusually progressive Rand Paul has called for an “abolishment of reasonable unemployment insurance or labor laws”… and, it being on record as Mr. Conway has pointed out, seems to be a statement of deep belief. :)>

  4. I think the numbers of Americans that are opposed to socialist policies has grown to a majority and they are well educated and informed.

    I think Ike was so interested in empire building that he did not recognize what harm these socialist policies where doing to the country he worked for.

    Americans do not need social security insurance but I have not heard of any conservative calling for abolishment of reasonable unemployment insurance or labor laws, these are progressive Democrat fear mongering tag lines. Those that propagate these lies demonstrate their lack of intelligence.

    Ike did a many great things for our country, but as president he made many mistakes. I think he learned more after 8 years of serving as president than he did in 1954. Read his farewell address, http://www.h-net.org/~hst306/documents/indust.html

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