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History — Trickle Up

Here’s a quote from Michael Kazin’s book “A Godly Hero” for you to ponder.

“There are two types of government…”

“There are those who believe that, if you will only legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, their prosperity will leak through on those below.

The Democratic idea, however, has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous, their prosperity will find its way up through every class which rests upon them.”

William Jennings Bryan — 1896

The basic choice hasn’t changed in over 100 years. All you have to decide is which you would like to see prosper — only the “well-to-do” or the “masses” along with the “well-to-do”. There will always be those that get rich. Greed will see to that. The real question is whether or not the masses will prosper– whether or not we will have a middle class in America.

Don Brown — Chairman
The Democratic Party of Pike County

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