Money lessons from past presidents

Find out what 7 former US presidents had to say about educated investing, taking on debt and paying taxes. Their words of wisdom could even help you keep your own house in order.

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Feb 1, 2013 9:25PM
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Another quote from Jefferson is:

 

"There are two ways to conquer a country.  One is by the sword.  The other is by debt."

Feb 2, 2013 12:25AM
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Democracy fails when we take from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.        also from Thomas Jefferson........the exact opposite which is being done by Obama.
Feb 1, 2013 10:09PM
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A lesson that is lost on our current crop of "politicians" , I refuse to call them leaders as that would insult everyone.

Feb 18, 2013 2:10PM
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" When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government,
there is tyranny. The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms
is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
~Thomas Jefferson
Feb 1, 2013 11:18PM
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SINCE FDR AND CARTER AND NOW OBAMA THEIR LEFT WING AGENDA HAS DESTROYED THIS COUNTRY! OBAMA IS ON FING

STERIODS WITH HIS DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA AND CAPITALISM AND AMERICAN FREEDOM AND DISREGUARD FOR THE

LAWS AND THE CONSTITUTION! HE SHOULD BE IMPEACHED AND ARRESTED FOR TREASON!

Feb 18, 2013 2:10PM
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"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our
children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do
the same."
~Ronald Reagan


Feb 18, 2013 2:17PM
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The problem with Socialism is at some point you run out of someone else's money!

The trouble with a Free press is they are often too free with their opinions and much less so with the truth.
Feb 2, 2013 3:36AM
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Six trivia questions to see how much history you know. Be honest, it's revealing.

If you don't know the answer make your best guess.

Answer all the questions (no cheating) before looking at the answers.

Who said it?

1) "We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."

A. Karl Marx

B. Adolph Hitle
r
C. Joseph Stalin

D. None of the above

2) "It's time for a new beginning, for an end to government of the few, by the few, and for the few...... 
 
And to replace it with shared responsibility for shared prosperity."

A. Lenin

B. Mussolini

C. Idi Amin

D. None of the Above

3) "(We) .....can't just let business as usual go on, and that means something has to be taken away from some people."

A. Nikita Khrushev

B. Josef Goebbels

C. Boris Yeltsin

D. None of the above

4) "We have to build a political consensus and that requires people to give up a little bit of their own ... in order to create this common ground."

A. Mao Tse Dung

B. Hugo Chavez

C. Kim Jong Il

D. None of the above

5) "I certainly think the free-market has failed."

A. Karl Marx

B. Lenin

C. Molotov

D. None of the above

6) "I think it's time to send a clear message to what has become the most profitable sector in (the) entire economy that they are being watched."

A. Pinochet

B. Milosevic

C. Saddam Hussein

D. None of the above

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Answers

(1) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/29/2004

(2) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 5/29/2007

(3) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007

(4) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007

(5) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 6/4/2007 

(6) D. None of the above. Statement was made by Hillary Clinton 9/2/2005

And this was before she hit her head!!!

If Hillary is planning to run for president in 2016, we need to file this away to remind ourselves what she thinks and will carry out if elected.



"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient,
 
and the world will follow our lead into the future." --Adolf Hitler, 1935
Feb 4, 2013 10:10AM
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The only thing politicians know what to do with many is,  "Take it".
Feb 1, 2013 11:42PM
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If we cut out all foreign aid and stopped being at war all the time, we would have no debt.
Feb 18, 2013 2:13PM
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Hot coffee -
I was eating breakfast with my 10-year-old Granddaughter
and I asked her, "What day is tomorrow?".
Without skipping a beat she said, "It's President's Day!".
She's smart, so I asked her "What does President's Day
mean?".
I was waiting for something about Washington or Lincoln,
etc.
She replied, "President's Day is when President Obama steps
out of the White House, and if he sees his shadow, we have
4 more years of Bull**it."
You know, it hurts when hot coffee spurts out your nose!


Feb 18, 2013 2:23PM
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A previous poster stated it correctly:
 

Another quote from Jefferson is: "There are two ways to conquer a country. One is by the sword. The other is by debt."

 

The above quote by Jefferson should be required reading and then memorized by members of the Senate, House and Executive branches of our national, state and local governments.

Feb 18, 2013 2:22PM
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I think our current politicians should've paid a bit more attention in histroy classes.....
Feb 18, 2013 2:00PM
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 The American Sheeple are too weak and greedy to learn that constant debt is gonna rob our children & grandchildren. We're the people that the next generations will call lazy sorry bastards, and how can you blame them, look at what we're doing to them. We are a despicable bunch of cretins who are subjecting them to taxation without representation how could they respect us? .
Feb 2, 2013 1:58AM
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Mr. "Southdem:" What part of 9/11/01 did you not get? The fact that George W. Bush indebted us was due in part that Congress created thousands of worthless parasites called "TSA," and the too stupid to work at the post office, Office of Homeland Security. So, it was a knee jerk reaction to the equivalent of "Pearl Harbor" that motivated President Bush to increase spending that would never have happend but for Islamic extremism. Sorry, sir, your revision of history is unbecoming a southern gentleman, which from your uncultured retort, quite clearly indicates you not to be. 

Regards
Feb 18, 2013 2:15PM
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SUBJECT: Obama 4th best president ever.

I was just reading that after less than 4 years,
Obama has been rated the 4th best president ever:
Reagan and 9 others tied for first,
15 presidents tied for second,
19 other presidents tied for third.

Obama came in fourth.
Feb 18, 2013 1:49PM
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Oh my "Southdem", please don't continue. You'll embarrass the rest of us Southerners with your lack of understanding of the obvious.
 
Feb 18, 2013 2:15PM
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THE "47%"!!!



… or, How Obama was Re-elected:


When devastating hurricanes struck the East Coast, even
houses of worship were not spared.  A local television station
interviewed a woman from New York's Harlem area and asked
how the loss of churches in the area had affected their lives.

Without hesitation, the woman replied, "I don't know 'bout all
them other peoples, but we haven't gone to Church's in years.
We gets our chicken from Popeye's."
Feb 18, 2013 1:42PM
Feb 18, 2013 2:12PM
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Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane"
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