President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday is February 12th. The following are quotes about work (and, one could argue, “entitlement” programs) made by President Lincoln, the Republican Party’s first president. How do you think he would view the big government programs of today, or the call for ever increasing taxes on the wealthy? [Entitlement programs are defined as: a government program guaranteeing certain benefits to a segment of the population. They include: Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, federal employee and military retirement plans, unemployment compensation, food stamps…]
Abraham Lincoln quotes:
In November, CNN reported “President Barack Obama is a self-professed, lifelong admirer of the 16th president, who is by many accounts the most popular and influential of all chief executives in American history.” Based on his economic policies, do you think President Obama would agree with these statements made by President Lincoln?