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  •  That sounds good (9+ / 0-)

    on the face of it, but let's take a look at what that rhetoric really meant. The Rethug presidents of the 1920's put banker Andrew Mellon in charge at Treasury and the result was the greatest income gap since the Gilded Age (The first period of Rethug rule, btw) and then the Great Depression. They opposed all of FDR's reforms and fought him tooth-and-nail every step of the way. The Rethugs of the thirties were also isolationists who wanted to keep us out of WW II and fought against Lend-Lease.

    For them, "Small gov't" really meant "Big business". Just as it does now. The Rethugs of old were no saints, by far. They only appear so now in comparison to the current crop.

    Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

    by drewfromct on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 01:35:59 PM PDT

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    •  somewhat true (2+ / 0-)
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      peace voter, fumie

      But big government does not seem to equate to smaller, more "democratic" business models.  There is a disconnect.  How will we promote smaller, more diverse and creative businesses?

      the particular is higher than the universal -SK

      by Thomas Twinnings on Mon Apr 16, 2007 at 08:21:50 PM PDT

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