Did you like IKE

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    How about it folks ?

    Do you respect what Ike did in office?

    Eisenhower also warned about the emerging military-industrial complex in his Chance for Peace Speech:

    "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."

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    Throughout his presidency, Eisenhower preached a doctrine of dynamic conservatism.[43] He continued all the major New Deal programs still in operation, especially Social Security. He expanded its programs and rolled them into a new cabinet-level agency, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, while extending benefits to an additional ten million workers. His cabinet, consisting of several corporate executives and one labor leader, was dubbed by one journalist, "Eight millionaires and a plumber."
     
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    And now we have the "Government Industrial Complex and the "Medical Industrial Complex" taking money from us as well.
     
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    In balance, yes.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Ike was okay on balance.

    He represents what I think of as old time Republican values.

    By the standards of today's GOP brownshirts, he is a screaming socialist, of course.
     
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    So now you support the new deal ?
     
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    Who the fuck are you addressing?
     
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    He expanded its programs and rolled them into a new cabinet-level agency, the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, while extending benefits to an additional ten million workers



    WOW we are making headway.

    Cons now support many things I thought they hated
     
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    Ike also supported civil rights
     

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