Skip to comments.The Nuclear Option: Wilson and Obama--100 Years Apart but so Alike
Posted on 04/19/2014 8:22:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
When Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Revenue Act of 1913, it probably sounded like a good idea.
Most people would pay less in taxes and the prices of everyday goods would drop, he promised. And the rich would finally! start paying their fair share.
In those days, tax collection was a highly diffuse business with various states and localities collecting taxes at various rates. The federal government mostly skidded by on exorbitant and uneven tariffs, and on booze and tobacco taxes.
This was always tough and disorganized business for the federal government. Those hardships became especially acute for the federal government when it wanted to launch wars thousands of miles away on other continents.
And, anyway, who could question the motives of Woodrow Wilson?
He was a celebrated professor with a sterling Ivy League background who ran for president on the promise to govern sensibly and never go to war. He maintained a grand worldview and would later be awarded the Nobel Peace prize in the category of world organizing on his gallant promises to establish lasting peace to end World War I, which would become mankinds last war.
What could possibly go wrong?
If Vice President Joseph R. Biden had been alive back then, he could have described Wilson as articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, thats a storybook, man!(continued)
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Thanks for posting this.
I don't see much difference.
Obama is a democrat
the news media are democrats
hollywood, unions, academia = democrats
for 100 years, the democrat party destroying America
the democrat party are the enemy of the American people and of freedom
All d's are far left marxists/communists and have been since Woodrow Wilson
His humor caused him trouble during his time in Washington. He was known to greet citizens walking by his office on the White House tour by saying to them, "If you look on me as a wild animal, be kind enough to throw peanuts at me". This prompted Wilson to move Marshall's office to the Senate Office building, where he would not be disturbed by visitors. In response to a proposal to the board of the Smithsonian Institution to send a team to excavate for ruins in Guatemala, Marshall suggested that the team instead excavate around Washington. When asked why, he replied that, judging by the looks of the people walking on the street, they should be able find buried cave-men no more than six feet down. The joke was not well received, and he was shut out of board meetings for nearly a year.
History is repeating itself...
He looks like just as much as a Doofus as Joe Biden, Probably why that after Wilson had stroked out they prevented him from being Pres....
It’s an indisputable fact of life: If you give the government power, it’ll find a way to abuse it.