Skip to comments.What’s the Second Coming of FDR Without a Depression?
Posted on 08/25/2010 6:56:53 AM PDT by Rashputin
And we know that Keynes medicine spend til a nation is even more broke than it was at the start of the Depression wouldnt go over well with the American people during 1932, since it wasnt a part of Roosevelts platform. FDR, to listen to him, seemed most concerned with ending Prohibition, and far from promoting massive Make Work Projects, in some ways, ran to the right of Herbert Hoover.
But thanks to almost three quarters of a century worth of self-perpetuated myths, todays liberals actually couldnt wait for the 21st century economy to collapse before literally promising to dust-off 70-year old programs. Pennsylvania Democrat Paul Kanjorski was quoted in May of 2008 as saying:
All were doing is going into the basket and saying, Damn, what did they do in 32, what did they do in 34, what did they do in 36, and were pulling them out, dusting them off, giving them a paint job, correcting the fenders a bit, and were using them
To get us through the horrendous problems we may have over the next several years, weve got to make these old programs work, and weve got to be as inventive as hell.
(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com ...
How detached from reality do you have to be to think that it would have been a good thing had the country already collapsed into a depression so your hero could look good? I have a tough time talking with this sort of people but I keep trying. Now that several of them are worried about keeping their homes, they may finally have to stick their heads out of the fantasy they live in and look around.
The Forgotten Man by Amity Shales
It’s an accounting of everything FDR did to prolong the depression.
O is following along precisely. BEWARE
I’m rereading “Liberal Fascism”.
Same thing there.
We are about at the Keynsean Economic endpoit. The economy is unstimulable without total and complete change away form socialist government control. In short the government is broke and the enablers at the Fed are out of tools to help them.
>>How detached from reality do you have to be to think that it would have been a good thing had the country already collapsed into a depression so your hero could look good?<<
Hey, there are people here on FR who want the economy to collapse so they can show how prepared they are.
....and to prove that they were right.
Can’t wait for the dust bowl. Yes indeedee Happy Days are here again!! Bonus marchers and fireside chats from Obama should be next. From now on, we should only take his picture in black and white so that he can get more in touch with his hero FDR...
Same with the H1N1 debate. They wanted people to die so we could all say how right they were.
When Corporations refused to hire because of the uncertainly of regulations that may have been coming along FDR simply added an excess profits tax and took the money from the corporations.
That may be what is behind this constant rhetoric about the billions of dollars that corporations are keeping rather than spending on hiring.
The Forgotten Man by Amity Shales”
and Liberal Fascism
As I as well, it’s hard to spend enough time educating ourselves. Don’t know if we’ll have enough time before it’s too late =(
BTW netmilsmom, I was just emailed the cartoon on your site. I would post it here but not sure how to post pictures.
Don’t forget about bird flu too.
I think the main difference between now and the 1930’s is that now the gubmint is paying everybody not to work.............with credit cards.................from the Chicoms.
That should end well!
Problem is...he doesn't have the slickness of FDR. He's impulsive and flip-flops all the time.
Another big problem...during FDR's time communism was a new thing...an "experiment" for which the people had a fascination and the MSM of that day tantalized them with shiny, new socialist messages.
We're now at the other end of that bracket where communism has been tried and failed. And our modern day left-wing MSM is LOSING credibility fast. All the Keynesian hype is worn out and the shiny new messages are conservative ones broadcast by an anti-establishment media.
Obama's gonna find out he is more an Elmer Gantry than a FDR.
Real unemployment is not far off from 25%.
There are ~40 million people food shopping with an EBT card. They would all be in a soup line without it.
Times *are* that bad. And the Dems are doing nothing to help.
Excellent points. Democrat dimwits like those I sometimes talk to are probably so used to dealing only with the images of things and symbolic actions that reality doesn't matter all that much in the way they look at things. Until they see people lined up awaiting a bowl of soup they can't believe they exist no matter how many of them there are in reality.
Roosevelt only had AM radio and newpapers to deal with not cable news and the internet. My grandparents were not going to know anything about different economic theories, or even much about what Roosevelt was doing. She didnt know he was trying to keep food prices up while millions of kids went to bed hungry.
The article also points out that back then building projects like bridges could be started right away, where now they may take a decade to get get started.
Lastly Roosevelt destroyed crops to help the farmers (food prices from collapsing) while millions of people waited on breadlines for ‘day old bread’ for their families. But now food prices are rising on their own (maybe food stamps and other programs help ) while houses are being foreclosed on and workers are being laid off.
Talk to a liberal who believes in FDR, they will always end with "WWII ended the depression". You can see the problem with that analogy.
FDR was a Communist.
” democrats who are disappointed that the economy didn’t collapse into soup lines and 25% unemployment “
But it did.
We have 41 million on food stamps, that is modern version of a soup line. There are only 80 million households in the US.
We have a minimum of 29% unemployment. Obama simply plays funny with the numbers to say even though there are more and more unemployed the percent unemployed never goes above 9.5%.
I can sure see it. Go into a grocery store here at the beginning of the month and it's packed. The shelves are stripped bare faster than they can be restocked. Everyone is paying with the card. Go shopping at the end of the month and the store is empty. With the possible exception of some seniors that are using up the last of their card.
Exactly! I say this all the time to whomever will listen: Food stamps are today's soup lines equivalent. The ignorant American public at large doesn't see actual soup lines of hungry people on TV, and a food stamp statistic just doesn't carry the same visceral impact.
So yeah, we ARE in a depression. With California already insolvent and paying vendors with worthless IOUs, how long do we think Big Brother can continue the charade?
I believe Kansas is also paying using IOUs.
Democrats want this country to collapse with them in charge. Shortly after 9/11, the dim media was all in a tizzy because bill clinton wasn’t in power when the attack happened. And the reason was that he would have an opportunity to shine. Just flat out sick.
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