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The OFA Exception to Political Speech

artdemeer Wrote: Nov 01, 2012 11:45 PM
To all the Republicans out there. Here's is what I do know about farm subsidies. It is a Marxian Redistribution of wealth from America's east and west coasts to America's heartland with their teat-sucking Republican values. Agreed? The three biggest bucolic wealth redistributors were Herbert Hoover, George W. Bush and Ronald Wilson Reagan!
soccerman Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 9:45 PM
a typical libtard screed, which is nonsensical and off topic. It is probably funded by George Soros and his ilk. Disregard!
Cary17 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 11:55 AM
Well, that's a red herring if I've ever seen one.

What do "farm subsidies" have to do with the topic of this column? And what evidence do you have that "Farm subsidies" are a primarily Republican concern?

Sounds to me like you're a big-city (likely New York) dweller who sees the entire rest of the country as "fly-over country" filled with toothless goobers. Does that just about sum up your attitude, Arty?

The reality is quite different, of course. Yes, it's true that NYC and, to a lesser but still very prominent extent LA are liberal bastions. And that, OVERALL, the rest of the nation is far more in alignment with reality. (I LOVE how big-city dwellers can claim to be "environmentalists"...
Cary17 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 12:00 PM
Furthermore... farm subsidies are not established by the Executive Branch. They are established by CONGRESS. The President has ZERO constitutional authority over this issue, other than having the ability to veto spending bills.

So... if a democrat-dominated Congress pushed through "Farm subsidy" bills... how is that the fault of the President?

Don't get me wrong... I object to GWB's utter failure to use his veto powers. He should have vetoed many, many bills which came to his desk, but he failed to do so. (CONT)
Cary17 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 12:00 PM
Furthermore... farm subsidies are not established by the Executive Branch. They are established by CONGRESS. The President has ZERO constitutional authority over this issue, other than having the ability to veto spending bills.

So... if a democrat-dominated Congress pushed through "Farm subsidy" bills... how is that the fault of the President?

Don't get me wrong... I object to GWB's utter failure to use his veto powers. He should have vetoed many, many bills which came to his desk, but he failed to do so. (CONT)
Cary17 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 12:03 PM
and continuing...

I have no love at all for Herbert Hoover, who was ideologically (and in particular, economically) on the exact same page as Franklin Roosevelt, and who, by reversing the policies of Harding and Coolidge (who gave us the "roaring 20s"), gave us the Great Depression (which FDR just exacerbated, all phoney claims to the contrary notwithstanding).

Harding cut spending by 50%, cut taxes by 40%, and turned the depression of 1920 into an economic boom. Hoover increased taxation and increased spending even more, and gave us the Great Depression. FDR doubled down on Hoover, and even with WWII, we were economically depressed until FDR was out of office.
Cary17 Wrote: Nov 02, 2012 12:03 PM
and continuing...

I have no love at all for Herbert Hoover, who was ideologically (and in particular, economically) on the exact same page as Franklin Roosevelt, and who, by reversing the policies of Harding and Coolidge (who gave us the "roaring 20s"), gave us the Great Depression (which FDR just exacerbated, all phoney claims to the contrary notwithstanding).

Harding cut spending by 50%, cut taxes by 40%, and turned the depression of 1920 into an economic boom. Hoover increased taxation and increased spending even more, and gave us the Great Depression. FDR doubled down on Hoover, and even with WWII, we were economically depressed until FDR was out of office.

Two Fridays ago, I was busy preparing for a campus debate and finishing the final edits on my next book. It was a busy day and I simply did not have time to deal with a totalitarian college administrator posing as a genuine liberal. But these people never rest. So when the phone rang I should not have been surprised. And I knew I had a responsibility to help the distressed student, despite my busier than usual schedule.

The controversy in this case was pretty simple. The UNCW College Republicans (CRs) were hosting a political event. They put up posters on...