Thursday, May 12, 2005

Ike? Was he a Republican?

A quote from Dwight Eisenhower concerning social security and other social programs has been making the rounds in the blogosphere:
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 you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.
--Document #1147 Eisenhower Papers, letter to Edgar Newton Eisenhower

Well, times have changed:

Republicans get serious about personal accounts

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