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User Info The End Of Trump; entered at 2020-06-30 14:45:40
Posts: 4242
Registered: 2012-04-19 KS
Basically folks my great-grandparent's age group given that I'm 35 so those that were around to vote for FDR thank you very much for lighting the fuse!!

I'd go back a bit earlier. Technically it was Lincoln that imposed the first income tax to raise funds so gov't could pursue adventures. I know he's lionized today but I truly think he was the beginning of the end. Then comes the 16th amendment, also pre-FDR, and the federal reserve act, again pre-FDR.

As Karl has pointed out OASDI is not the biggest problem in the federal register. I'm opposed to the gov't being a nanny on principal but the die was cast long before the SS Act of 1935, and we only got that because of the great depression which it could be argued only happened because of other gov't interventions.

I believe come November we could see a repeat of 1992 play out!

I think you have your facts incorrect about Bush Sr's approval. He had +80% approval post Gulf War I in 1991. In 1992 the economy was in a mild recession which was hurting him and he had a strong primary challenge from Buchanan. Then there was Perot, who was the biggest 3rd party candidate in a generation. Bush did not have it in-the-bag right up to the 11th hour. That election was more reminiscent of 1912 where Teddy Roosevelt went 3rd party and we ended up with Wilson, another worthless executive.

2020 is truly history in the making. Not sure I think it'll echo any past contests. Maybe 1860....the last election before something big.

2020-06-30 14:45:40