Andrew Jackson Democrat
Candidate for US Senate,


The Model That Worked

Please Consider this History, the 1800s (a wonderful history that we should use as a model of recovery (revival) as a nation:

Democrat President Andrew Jackson balanced the federal budget 7 of his 8 years in office and  Jackson paid the  federal debt down to zero dollars in 1835. Jackson also got rid of the "too powerful over the economy" national bank (We Must do the Same - we must repeal the Federal Reserve System).

Democrat President Franklin Pierce vetoed a WELFARE BILL; President Pierce in his extensive veto message, vetoes the bill because the Bill EXCEEDED the powers granted in the Constitution.

Democrat President Ė Grover Cleveland, in 1887, in one of his 584 vetoes, vetoed a farm subsidy bill. His message; I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution.

Cleveland added:  And I do not believe that the power and duty of the general government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit. A prevalent tendency to disregard the limited mission of this power and duty should, I think, be steadfastly resisted, to the end that the lesson should be constantly enforced that, though the people support the government, the government should not support the people.

The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow citizens in misfortune. This has been repeatedly and quite lately demonstrated. Federal aid in such cases encourages the expectation of paternal care on the part of the government and weakens the sturdiness of our national character, while it prevents the indulgence among our people of that kindly sentiment and conduct which strengthens the bonds of a common brotherhood.

These wise Democrat Presidents significantly complied with the constitution; AS WRITTEN.

The constitution limited the federal government to finance and manage the constitutional powers granted to Congress. (If we complied, today, we would use about 30% of our current budget.)

Our main federal income was a hidden tax (the tariff). No forms to file.

Letís restore that simple tax by repeal of the income tax (the vote splitter tax) and adding a federal sales tax. The federal sales tax would be applied to all documented sales including food purchases, home purchases and rent payments. To make this acceptable, we, the voters, MUST reduce the cost of our federal government.

The cost of the federal government remained low; in 1835 "we the people" experienced a 3% federal tax rate; mostly paid via the tariffs. In 1900 the tax was still affordable at 3.26% and in 2012; 15.6%.

The democrat presidents were most compliant with the constitution; our wages were such that some of our products were competitive in the world market, without subsidies.

During those early years the wages were about a eight cents per hour, it is most important that you have money left after paying your expenses.


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