Andrew Jackson Democrat
Candidate for US Senate, California
The Model That Worked
this History, the 1800s (a wonderful history that we should use as a model of
recovery (revival) as a nation:
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).
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
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.
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
Democrat Presidents significantly complied with the constitution; AS WRITTEN.
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.
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%.
presidents were most compliant with the constitution; our wages were such
that some of our products were competitive in the world market, without
early years the wages were about a eight cents
per hour, it is most important that you have money left after paying your