Wednesday, March 30, 2016

On the Fact that JFK Was the Only Senate Democrat to Vote in Favor of the Eisenhower Proposal Which Argued that State and Local Governments Should Pay Over 70% of the Cost of the Interstate Highway System (the Rest of the Democrats and Many of the Northern Liberal Republicans Wanted the Feds to Pay the Majority of it)

Kennedy YET AGAIN showing a) fiscal conservatism, b) fierce independence, and c) a strong respect for federalism. A lot of historians and economists refer to Grover Cleveland as the last of the Jeffersonian Democrats but, I don't know, the more that I read about Kennedy the more that I think that maybe he was (apart from his international perspective).

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