U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Was Ike a Marxist-Leninist?
Yes. He was possibly born in Kenya too. 10 62.50%
No. Republican talking points are usually just meaningless gibberish. 6 37.50%
Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread Start New Thread
 
Old 12-06-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
745 posts, read 1,025,015 times
Reputation: 871

Advertisements

In the 1950s, Ike fought the Democrats and even some members of his own party to maintain the top marginal tax rates at over 90% for those making over $200,000 (that's about $1.5 million in today's dollars), for the duration of his 2 terms.

90%

If Obama is a socialist simply because he wants to return to the tax rates of Bill Clinton, then doesn't that make Dwight Eisenhower a hardcore Marxist-Leninist?
Rate this post positively

 
Old 12-06-2012, 10:07 AM
 
7,359 posts, read 5,188,177 times
Reputation: 3138
Quote:
Originally Posted by evan83 View Post
In the 1950s, Ike fought the Democrats and even some members of his own party to maintain the top marginal tax rates at over 90% for those making over $200,000 (that's about $1.5 million in today's dollars), for the duration of his 2 terms.

90%

If Obama is a socialist simply because he wants to return to the tax rates of Bill Clinton, then doesn't that make Dwight Eisenhower a hardcore Marxist-Leninist?
Dwight Eisenhower was a great general and a mediocre president. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you don't have a gotcha moment on Republicans here. Eisenhower is not a revered conservative.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 12-06-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
745 posts, read 1,025,015 times
Reputation: 871
Quote:
Originally Posted by kidkaos2 View Post
Dwight Eisenhower was a great general and a mediocre president. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you don't have a gotcha moment on Republicans here. Eisenhow is not a revered conservative.

Okay. I suspected that was the case. The two political parties have changed so much since the 1950s, that much is for sure!
Rate this post positively
 
Old 12-06-2012, 10:13 AM
 
4,684 posts, read 4,319,051 times
Reputation: 1586
Quote:
Originally Posted by kidkaos2 View Post
Eisenhower is not a revered conservative.

He never set his hair on fire. Not once! What a loser.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 12-06-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Barrington
63,107 posts, read 42,878,315 times
Reputation: 20344
The bipartisan focus in the 50's was paying off the accumulated debt of the Great Depression and WW2.

Tax rates at all levels of income have substantially declined.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 12-06-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
745 posts, read 1,025,015 times
Reputation: 871
You mean in the 1950s, politicians actually PAID for wars? That seems like such a novel concept. Someone tell that to Dumbya and the GOP!
Rate this post positively
 
Old 12-06-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Texas
38,864 posts, read 23,552,350 times
Reputation: 24780
Lightbulb Was Dwight Eisenhower a radical Marxist communist?

If Ike were around today, he'd be a Democrat.

The GOP wouldn't touch him with a 10 foot pole. Besides being reasonable, he was a war hero. Pubs hate that.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 12-06-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
18,782 posts, read 16,243,406 times
Reputation: 7980
The effective tax rates on the rich, the rates actually paid, were about the same then as now. More deductions. The 91% rate was the nominal rate.

Anyway, I would give Obama the 91% Ike rate if he would give in return the Ike spending. Peak spending under Ike was $635 billion (inflation adjusted) in 1952, and it declined to $542 billion in 1959. Compare that to $3.2 trillion for 2012 (also inflation adjusted). In other words spending under Obama=spending under Ike times 5.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 12-06-2012, 10:28 AM
 
3,740 posts, read 2,889,985 times
Reputation: 892
Quote:
Originally Posted by evan83 View Post
In the 1950s, Ike fought the Democrats and even some members of his own party to maintain the top marginal tax rates at over 90% for those making over $200,000 (that's about $1.5 million in today's dollars), for the duration of his 2 terms.

90%

If Obama is a socialist simply because he wants to return to the tax rates of Bill Clinton, then doesn't that make Dwight Eisenhower a hardcore Marxist-Leninist?
No, but it makes for an idiotic OP.
Rate this post positively
 
Old 12-06-2012, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
18,782 posts, read 16,243,406 times
Reputation: 7980
Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Gringo View Post
If Ike were around today, he'd be a Democrat.

The GOP wouldn't touch him with a 10 foot pole. Besides being reasonable, he was a war hero. Pubs hate that.
Ike was a chain smoker and loathed the idea of the welfare state. I don't know what he would be today, but he certainly wouldn't be a nannyist democrat.
Rate this post positively
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top