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  • gscgaryc gscgaryc Nov 16, 2012 10:24 AM Flag

    a quote from lincoln a great man

    FAMOUS LINCOLN QUOTE:You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.- A. Lincoln

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    • Go to Snopes. "quotes/lincoln/prosperity.asp" Lincoln never said any of those things. Hope that you research better then you do quotes. Shame on you for posting false information.

      • 1 Reply to mako24nako
      • Ref to R Keyes maybe correct I read it in quotes from Lincoln some time ago not sure who is correct author lots of miss info on web and it does not matter it is the content that matters could come from u and it would be a great quote
        If I am wrong I am sorry I know how to admit I am wrong will do more research and get back
        Ps Keyes seems to be on point on the few things I have seen.

    • Destroying the rich? By asking them to pay a fair tax rate? A couple more MARGINAL percentage points? You remember, g, like back under your hero Ronald Reagan. Last time I looked, the rich (oh, that's right, job creators) were doing beautifully. In fact they keep taking a larger share of the econcomic pie every year. Now to me, that is class warfare, but of course it's never called that when they do it. Only when the people who keep losing pie share fight back a little and handily win an election is it called class warfare. Here's a quote from FDR in 1936, g, a more recent and equally great president.

      We have not come this far without a struggle and I assure you we cannot go further without a struggle.

      For twelve years this Nation was afflicted with hear-nothing, see-nothing, do-nothing Government. The Nation looked to Government but the Government looked away. Nine mocking years with the golden calf and three long years of the scourge! Nine crazy years at the ticker and three long years in the breadlines! Nine mad years of mirage and three long years of despair! Powerful influences strive today to restore that kind of government with its doctrine that that Government is best which is most indifferent.

      For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up.

      We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace--business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.

      They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.

      Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me--and I welcome their hatred."

      Sentiment: Buy

      • 1 Reply to simeondemeenor
      • S hope u is right and I am wrong the spread in wealth is very disturbing at best
        Some is self inflicted as to many refuse work offered (I have people refuse job offers cause I do not start them at there departing salary from there old job after 10 years}
        100k position nothing to sneeze at to start esp. when they are collecting.

        I know many rich that will gladly pay more if they reduced spending as would I gladly

        Great fdr quote another good man and yes gov. and money and power can be very scary maybe more than by mob think NY and 5points boss tweed I think {getting old} yet he was reelected again
        As for Reagan it was a different time and not so sure on his trickle down but it worked for a period of time
        And to struggle and preserver is the only way to become great and over come think 60s movement
        MLK another great man.

        U must understand I am not for anyone rich or poor just not for a free lunch fair and just sound about right

    • Gary,

      Who in their right mind would give u thumbs down on Lincoln speech, Unreal G. Good luck with your company and repairing your damage from sandy. Thinking of u my friend.

      I hope you sold HEK. It's really done.

      Sentiment: Strong Sell

      • 1 Reply to onetyme99
      • Thanks started rebuilding work is really biz with coastal work envrm
        Have short hek since the 6th still holding long poss. this is a very long-term play for me
        NG is what will save our economy may take 5 years now not 2 if u get my drift
        In the long run Obama's EPA will help via regs.
        Sold my appl short and might get long again spxu and dxd twm have been great
        And may still work as both parties give me no reason to think they can agree 5yr old mentality
        Gl fishing after work slows down about 8 months I suppose

    • rich are now going to pay what they deserve, i am glad that now after obama is re-elected they don't have change to lurk their way out from fair share.