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  • Remembering History With Herbert Hoover

    09/04/2017 6:20:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 4, 2017 | Salena Zito
    WEST BRANCH, Iowa -- It is a testimony to the promise of our country to stand inside the home of young Herbert Hoover. The scope of where the Hoover family began, lived and ended each day can be observed in the blink of an eye. One room served as a bedroom for the future president, his parents and his two siblings; the other room was their living room, dining room and kitchen. The rooms are literally side by side. They had little. Soon after, they had less. Yet Hoover persisted. "This cottage where I was born is physical proof of...
  • Trump Will Become Third President to Forego a Salary. Here's What the Other Two Did With Theirs...

    11/13/2016 12:45:47 PM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Independent Journal Review (IJR) ^ | November 12, 2016 | Jed Smith
    ...Trump swore that he would refuse his Presidential salary if elected... John F. Kennedy was the wealthiest man ever sworn in as President of the United States. He had given his congressional salary to charity, and he maintained the practice once he got to the White House. Herbert Hoover, whose net worth was estimated to be nearly $4 million in 1913, divided most of his presidential salary between various charities. He used the rest to supplement the incomes of his staff.
  • Warning of "constant battle...against incompetence, corruption, tyranny of government" - HH

    08/12/2016 5:23:27 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 2 replies
    ...Though implementing a volunteerism plan of aid through the States, political opposition prolonged recovery, thereby sabotaging his reelection. Hoover warned in a speech at Madison Square Garden, NY, October 31, 1932, against his opponent's collectivist "New Deal" plans of the government taking control of businesses: "To enter upon a series of deep changes...would be to undermine and destroy our American system... No man who has not occupied my position in Washington can fully realize the constant battle which must be carried on against incompetence, corruption, tyranny of government expanded into business activities... Free speech does not live many hours after...
  • The Ghost of Smoot-Hawley Stalks Congress (Are we condemned to repeat the mistakes of the past?)

    10/04/2010 5:25:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | 10/04/2010 | Bill Frezza
    Just when you thought Congress couldn't possibly do more damage to the battered economy the House of Representatives, in a bipartisan act of impotent fury, voted 348-79 to light the fuse of a global trade war. Not since Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt tag teamed to turn a cyclic recession into the Great Depression have Democrats and Republicans jointly indulged in such destructive economic legislation. Congress is upset that China has pegged its currency to the dollar, as do many countries seeking monetary stability, not allowing it to appreciate as Uncle Sam prints up trillions. So the House passed the...
  • Forgotten Facts About Smoot-Hawley for the Stimulus Package Buy American Crowd

    02/05/2009 11:36:21 AM PST · by frithguild · 44 replies · 1,126+ views
    2/5/2009 | frithguild
    The Republican Party of the 1920's swept into power during a financial crisis. Errors in the Fed’s monetary policy in 1919 in kept rates too low to benefit the sale of Victory bonds. The Fed then tightened excessively due to inflation, creating a financial shock and depression from 1920 to 1921. At that time, the Republican Party viewed increasing tariffs as good policy. Thus, during the sixty seventh Congress, the Emergency Tariff Act of 1921 was passed as a temporary measure until a more comprehensive measure could be drafted. Ultimately, Fordney-McCumber passed in 1922, imposing an ad valorem rate of...
  • Donald Trump: A 21st Century Protectionist Herbert Hoover

    08/29/2015 9:14:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 70 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 29,2015 | By Stephen Moore & Lawrence Kudlow
    By Stephen Moore & Lawrence Kudlow Here's a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously that economic strategy didn't turn out so well — either for the nation or the GOP. Does Trump aspire to be a 21st century Hoover with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff that helped send the U.S. and world economy into a decade-long depression and a collapse of the banking system? We can't help wondering whether the panic in world financial markets...
  • Is Donald Trump a 21st-Century Protectionist Herbert Hoover?

    08/27/2015 6:51:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/27/2015 | by STEPHEN MOORE & LARRY KUDLOW
    Here’s a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously, Hoover’s economic strategy didn’t turn out so well — either for the nation or for the GOP. Does Trump aspire to be a 21st-century Hoover, with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff, which collapsed the banking system and helped send the U.S. and the world economy into a decade-long depression? We can’t help wondering whether the recent panic in world financial markets is in part a result of...
  • Genetic test proves President Harding DID father a love child (tr)

    08/13/2015 10:16:39 AM PDT · by dware · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08.13.2015 | Ashley Collman
    FULL TITLE: Genetic test proves President Harding DID father a love child with mistress who he would have sex with in a West Wing closet One of the sauciest legends of the White House has finally been proven true, thanks to DNA testing. Relatives of President Warren G Harding revealed to the New York Times on Wednesday that he did indeed father a daughter in 1919 with his longtime mistress Nan Britton, after receiving the results of a genetic test linking them to the son of the love child. Rumors of Harding's infidelity became tabloid fodder in 1927, when Britton...
  • A phrase that altered history: "I do not choose to run..."

    08/08/2015 1:42:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    August 8, 2015 | Self
    It was 88 years ago this month that President Calvin Coolidge handed out strips of paper (that he cut himself) to members of the press during a brief conference with these words: I do not choose to run for President in 1928. This stunning event took place at the Summer White House in the Black Hills of South Dakota on August 2, 1927. The implications of Coolidge not actively seeking the Republican presidential nomination for 1928 reverberate to this day. While the terse phrasing appeared to leave the door open for a draft movement, the result was that Herbert Hoover...
  • Remembering Hoover's funeral, 50 years later

    10/26/2014 9:14:45 AM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Iowa City Press-Citizen | 10/25/2014 | Holly Hines
    Gannett paper, link only: http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/local/2014/10/26/remembering-hoovers-funeral-years-later/17938525/
  • Herbert Hoover’s Anti-Market Policies Helped Turn an Economic Downturn into a Great Depression

    07/01/2014 3:45:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    There have been many truly awful presidents elected in the United States, but if I had to pick my least favorite, I might choose Herbert Hoover. I obviously have disdain for Hoover’s big-government policies, but I also am extremely irritated that – as Jonah Goldberg explained – he allowed the left to create an utterly bogus narrative that the Great Depression was caused by capitalism and free markets. Indeed, the Center for Freedom and Prosperity produced a video demonstrating that the statist policies of both Hoover and Roosevelt helped trigger, deepen, and lengthen the economic slump. Building on that theme,...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 9,2014

    05/09/2014 2:35:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 9,2014 | Mark Levin
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  • Rare Film From 1932 U.S.Military attacks demonstrating American War Veterans

    01/11/2014 5:21:46 PM PST · by chicagolady · 178 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jan 9, 2014 | Youtube
    History I never knew - SHOCKING Rare Film From 1932 http://www.youtube.com/embed/sNOsIB5VMSQ .... they wouldn't do that to the citizens of the United States would they???? Can It Happen Again?
  • Tracking Academic Bias Historically

    01/02/2014 12:41:42 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 2, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those of us who track academic bias have long been plagued by a nagging question: when did it start? From the recently published memoirs of one-term president Herbert Hoover, we learn that it’s at least as old as Clint Eastwood. “One day at Stanford, after I left the White House, I asked Professor Roninson, Dean of the History Department, to send me a list of books of required reading by all students in a course on ‘Citizenship,’” Hoover wrote. “I found about one hundred books listed, of which some thirty were objective descriptives of the machinery of our civil government...
  • Harding Dies — Coolidge Takes Charge

    08/02/2013 8:54:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 2, 2013 | David Stokes
    Ninety years ago today, on August 2, 1923, President Warren G. Harding died at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. It was sudden, shocking, and has been fodder for conspiracy theorists ever since. His wife, Florence—described derisively by some as “The Duchess”—didn’t allow an autopsy, so we’ll never know exactly what caused the demise of the 29th President of the United States. It might have been congestive heart failure, or food poisoning, or even something more sinister. Seen in retrospect, through the prism of the scandals associated with his White House tenure, Harding is usually ranked well toward the...
  • Herbert Hoover, the "Independent progressive" in Woodrow Wilson's cabinet

    08/10/2012 9:26:40 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 17 replies
    In the "Mining and Scientific Press", March 20th, 1920 a section titled "Two Famous Letters From Mr. Hoover", this a paragraph from the second letter: (page 423) First I am an independent progressive in the issues before us today. I think that at this time the issues before the country transcend partisanship. It is well known that I was a Progressive Republican before the war and, I think rightly, a non-partisan during my war service. The issues confronting us are new and the alignment upon them has not yet been made by the great parties. I still object as much...
  • POLL TO FREEP: Who is your favorite American President?

    02/20/2012 6:41:45 PM PST · by NorCoGOP · 67 replies · 16+ views
    Greeley Tribune ^ | 02/18/2012
    On front page of website, no registration required.Shockingly, neither Carter nor the present occupant of the White House are choices...
  • Thanking America: When Americans Save Lives Overseas, it Doesn't Make the Textbooks

    11/24/2011 5:03:20 PM PST · by varialectio · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 24, 2011 | Jeff Lipkes
    In October 1914, over 5 million Belgians faced starvation. The German Army had invaded on August 4 and swept across the country in three weeks. Revisionist historians would later snicker about "atrocities" invented by the British, but the Kaiser's troops executed over 5,500 Belgians, women and children as well as men, though there was no civilian resistance to the invasion. Over 2 million refugees fled to Holland, France, and Britain. The Germans requisitioned all grain, flour, livestock, fruit, and vegetables. They seized the railroads, canals, all motor vehicles, and telegraph and telephone lines, and removed machinery from factories. The economy...
  • Live Thread: POTUS to speak to country at 1730 ZULU concerning S&P downgrade

    08/08/2011 8:31:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 794 replies · 2+ views
    08 AUG 11 | dcbryan1
    CNBC just broke in and told the audience that the President has requested airtime and will speak to the nation at 1300hrs EST (12 noon central, 10 AM PST) on the US national debt downgrade.Developing...
  • Obama's mentors include Hoover as well as FDR

    03/10/2010 8:28:45 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 10 replies · 270+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 03/10/2010 | Kevin Price
    Calvin Coolidge oversaw one of the greatest expansions in the history of the US economy. When Coolidge took office, he believed tax rates were too high. With top rates at over 70% following World War I and facing a protracted recession, Coolidge believed it was time to take serious actions. The combined top marginal normal and surtax rate fell from 73 percent to 58 percent in 1922, and then to 50 percent in 1923 (for incomes over $200,000). In 1924, the top tax rate fell to 46 percent (for incomes over $500,000). The top rate was just 25 percent (for...