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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:00 PM
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Should any political party attempt to abolish social security.......
Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas.5 Their number is negligible and they are stupid.


letter to his brother 1954



http://urbanlegends.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?si...




I think the Texas oilmen reference is very interesting.


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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:11 PM
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1. Koch boys are oilmen selling the equipment.
Although they grew up in Kansas, their grandpa is the one who made the original oil money--in Texas.

But yes, the oil boys are the main villains in this whole mess, joined by deregulated banksters, and have been since the days of the Robber Barons, John D. Rockefeller's heyday.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:56 PM
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2. Methinks Ike deeply underestimated those Texas Oilmen.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 03:59 PM
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3. Well it was written before JFK was murdered
Hunt's name has always come up in that wash of theories.

Anyway if IKE was alive he see a whole lot of stupid going on.

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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 04:21 PM
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4. Read 4th Paragraph at link, here it is..:
"Now it is true that I believe this country is following a dangerous trend when it permits too great a degree of centralization of governmental functions. I oppose this--in some instances the fight is a rather desperate one. But to attain any success it is quite clear that the Federal government cannot avoid or escape responsibilities which the mass of the people firmly believe should be undertaken by it. The political processes of our country are such that if a rule of reason is not applied in this effort, we will lose everything--even to a possible and drastic change in the Constitution. This is what I mean by my constant insistence upon "moderation" in government. Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H. L. Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas.5 Their number is negligible and they are stupid. "
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