Talk:Agricultural Adjustment Administration

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(a) Conservatives wanted to redistribute wealth? (b) are "radicals" and "reds" the samething? Rob Smith 21:45, 31 August 2009 (EDT)

conservatives approved the current distribution of wealth INSIDE rural America and did not try to change it, the radicals did want to change it and empower the croppers. "Conservatives" (which is what they called themselves but there are problems with the term, hence the quotes) in the AAA wanted the farmers to get "parity" with urban dwellers They wanted more $ with a ceiling. Outside the AAA the conservative Farm Bureau wanted more $$ with no ceiling. A conservative leader like Taft opposed acreage controls but did favor moderate subsidies to farmers (but not as much as the Farm Bureau wanted; Paterson, Taft p 261)

For the 1933-35 period I believe the terms 'radicals' and 'reds' were synonyms.RJJensen 05:56, 1 September 2009 (EDT)

Point is, "redistribute" is Marxist rhetoric. We will need other terminology. Rob Smith 19:06, 1 September 2009 (EDT)
well that's an interesting point. but i'm not so sure it's true--I'll look into the terminology of the 1930s again. RJJensen 20:02, 1 September 2009 (EDT)
You'll be hard pressed to find that language in legislation, which is really all that matters. Rob Smith 20:14, 1 September 2009 (EDT)
yes you're right--I think that the phrase "redistribution of wealth" was mostly used in discussions about socialism. RJJensen 20:15, 1 September 2009 (EDT)
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