GOP Roots in Free Stuff

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    Free Soil, Free Speech, Free Labor and Free Men

    What was the Free Soil party? Right-wing Republicans today would have us believe that the 'free stuff' movement came out of the Democratic party, and it did. The free stuff faction of the old Democratic party, helped form the GOP. The old Democratic party is the political party, first led by Jefferson and Madison, that waged political battles against the Federalist and Whig parties. The GOP has it's roots in the populism of free stuff. Lately, the free stuff has gone to big businesses and not the people. The latest crew of GOP Presidential hopefuls is promising as much free stuff as the democratic Socialist, Bernie Sanders is promising. The GOP base supports now, and has always supported, free stuff. They GOP base are just ignorant of facts.
     
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    Have any substance to add or is this just tit for tat ?
     
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    Free Speech has it's limits. I suggest your use of sexualized body parts in your question, violates the right of people to be free form a hostile environment in a posting place.

    (must i add a humour smiley? :eusa_shhh:)
     
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    The GOP is all about free stuff; at least at the state and local level.

    Free land for transnational corporations to build on and stay on tax free, so that it raises the assessed value of nearby homes, and drives their taxes up.

    Free sales tax for Walmart to pocket.

    Tax free status for Cabellas "Museums"

    Discounted labor thanks to "right to work" laws.

    The catch is, you have to be wealthy to get their free sh*t.
     
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