Democratic Campaign Handbook

Democratic Campaign Handbook

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...or more, has caused the glut of idle labor." The 1'60)l.'1. (Socialist) asks: " Why don't the farmers have the price of wheat fixed by law, as they raise wheat and not silver." Many other statements in a similar vein might be quoted from different labor sources, but these will suffice to disprove the assertion so frequently made by the free coinage advocates that the laboring people and the labor press are opposed to the gold standard. The position taken by so many working men and by so large a portion of the labor press against the Bryan party contradicts the assertion that the present campaign is a contest between working men and their employers, the people and the " plutocrats," the masses and the " classes." No such divisions exist, ex cept in the distorted imaginations of the free silver politicians 'and chronic radicals, who, although unable to agree among themselves as to what they want, are proclaiming their intention to regulate the financial system, not only of America, but of the whole civilized world. THE RAILROAD MEN AND FREE COINAGE. There certainly could come nothing but injury through the adoption of a free coinage of silver policy to those who are employed in departments of business whose revenue is in some measure regulated by the laws of the State or nation. Take the employees of steam or street railway for instance. The revenue of these companies comes from fares paid bythe travelin g public and from freight. In some States the fares on the steam railroads are fixed by law ata certainamount of money per mile. In nearly every city the fares upon the street railways arealso fixed by law. Unlike the product of the farm or mine, the income from the fares...
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883497
  • 9781236883490