Dwight D CP wk 2 - politically popular tax cuts. According...

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Dwight D. Eisenhower was our 34 th President who managed the economy by taking a stand that focused on how to solve the economic problems for both long term and short term. President Eisenhower fought hard to balance the budget and to stabilize the economy. He reduced federal spending, increased social security, unemployment insurance, and minimum wage. President Eisenhower took a pragmatic stand with the Highway Act and the St. Lawrence Seaway Act which added to our economy and produced new jobs. He came to an agreement with the New Deals programs instead of dismantling the programs he added to their effectiveness. President Eisenhower was against big government because of this he rejected many proposals from liberals on housing and universal health care through Social Security. Also, he refused to further fuel the economy with
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Unformatted text preview: politically popular tax cuts. According to John W. Sloan three out of the eight years President Dwight D. Eisenhower was in office he achieved a balanced budget, which has only been accomplished one time since by Lyndon B. Johnson, our 36 th President. Eisenhower was able to work with all parties to reach a consensus instead of taking a rigid approach to political ideas. He was elected as a Republican yet he was conservative when it came to money and liberal when it came to the American people. Also, President Eisenhower was not fond of lengthy debates, he would much rather come up with an agreement. He made it clear to the Democratic leaders that he was willing to work with them and he did just that....
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course AMERICAN H 125 taught by Professor Rossman during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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