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Beard writes: He saw, in the first place, that the most easily consolidated and timorous group was composed of the creditors, the financiers, bankers, and money lenders. He perceived that they were concentrated in the towns and thus were easily drawn together. He saw that by identifying their interests with those of the new government, the latter would be secure; they would not desert the ship in which they were all afloat. . 8 Second were the men in the business of making and selling goods: The second group of interests which Hamilton saw ready for organization were the merchants and manufacturers who wished protective tariffs.

He believes that federal government should, in almost every case, let businesses and individuals do as they please. He favors deregulation and low taxes. Both members sit on the Financial Services Committee, a coveted panel whose members garner the attention of bankers, accountants, and insurers, which makes comparing them even more apt. Paul is a doctor, Lee a nurse. In 2004, Paul ran unopposed, and so raised very little money. This makes 2002 the best point of comparison between the two. The numbers point in the opposite direction.

For her part, Lee is extraordinary not only as a firm opponent of war but also as an advocate of some of the most far-reaching social welfare legislation to ever collect dust in the file cabinets of the House clerk. ”This bill would have Washington guarantee every single American a “decent job,”“freedom from monopolies,” “decent housing,” job training, and health care. 26 On November 5, 2002, Barbara Lee won reelection with 82 percent of the vote. Some ascribe her success to the far-left leanings of her Oakland district, but that would be unfair to the dozens of business PACs that spent nearly $60,000 to help get her reelected.

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