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  • FDR at War: How Expanded Power, National Debt, Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America

    10/02/2011 5:46:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 13 replies
    Amazon ^ | October 2, 2011 | Burton W. Jr. Folsom, Anita Folsom
    Actual Title:FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America Reviews:"FDR Goes to War is a page-turning tour de force -- and a scholarly one, at that -- of the politics and economics of America's involvement in WWII. Be prepared to rethink much of what you think you know about FDR, the war, and the post-Depression U.S. economy." --Don Bordreaux, Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University "In New Deal or Raw Deal? Burt Folsom exposed FDR's failed policies during the Great Depression. Now, in FDR Goes...
  • FDR at War: How Expanded Power, National Debt, Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America

    10/02/2011 2:04:15 PM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Amazon ^ | October 2, 2011 | Burton W. Jr. Folsom, Anita Folsom
    (Full Title) FDR Goes to War: How Expanded Executive Power, Spiraling National Debt, and Restricted Civil Liberties Shaped Wartime America Release Date:October 11, 2011 Reviews:"FDR Goes to War is a page-turning tour de force -- and a scholarly one, at that -- of the politics and economics of America's involvement in WWII. Be prepared to rethink much of what you think you know about FDR, the war, and the post-Depression U.S. economy." --Don Bordreaux, Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University "In New Deal or Raw Deal? Burt Folsom exposed FDR's failed policies during the Great Depression....
  • Is Social Security A Ponzi Scheme? Hell Yes It Is

    09/21/2011 3:10:45 PM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-21-11 | Skookum
    Charles Ponzi after being released from prison, 1935 Part of FDR's statement upon signing the Social Security Bill: "We can never insure one hundred percent of the population against one hundred percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life, but we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family ..." History will judge the Social Security Bill to be the grandest Ponzi scheme in all of history; unless, the government continues on with the Anthropogenic Global Warming regulations. These may sound like wild ambiguous statements to you...
  • Jackie O: MLK Was Terrible, FDR a Phony

    09/17/2011 6:05:50 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 95 replies · 1+ views
    thenewamerican.com ^ | 091711 | Cort Kirkwood
    The truth is out. The leading lady of liberal America between 1960 and her death in 1994, the standard setter of au courant women with her pillbox hats, bouffant hairstyle, and jet-set friends, the Guinevere to Camelot’s King Arthur himself, didn’t much care for lesbians and Martin Luther King and other leftist world leaders. The tapes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (shown as a young First Lady, left) are out, as The New American reported, and their first installment weeks ago revealed that she thought Vice President Lyndon Johnson, the most prodigious and successful election thief in American history, had a...
  • Thomas Sowell: How Obama Could Win (He could follow FDR’s example)

    09/14/2011 6:49:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/14/2011 | Thomas Sowell
    Some people are hoping that President Obama’s plan will get the economy out of the doldrums and start providing jobs for the unemployed. Others are hoping that the Republicans’ plan will do the trick. Those who are truly optimistic hope that Democrats and Republicans will put aside their differences and do what is best for the country. Almost nobody seems to be hoping that the government will leave the economy alone to recover on its own. Indeed, almost nobody seems at all interested in looking at the hard facts about what happens when the government leaves the economy alone, compared...
  • Economics for Politicians Chapter 4: You Don’t Create Jobs – It’s Time to Get Over FDR!

    09/06/2011 9:40:10 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-06-11 | Brother Bob
    On weekends I lead tour groups here in the nation's capitol, and when I take my charges to the second room of the FDR Memorial I dispel the mythology that the New Deal created jobs. Here is the example I use for my group to better illustrate:I suggest a scenario where my tour group and I decide to run off to a remote island and form our own country, Bobylvania. We all have our own jobs that contribute to the country, but one day I lose my job. The good citizens decide that they want Bobylvania to be a...
  • Liberals Redefine Words

    09/03/2011 12:11:15 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-03-11 | Warren Beatty
    The Political Spectrum - How The Word "Liberal" Has Been Redefined Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1932, redefined the word liberalism. Prior to 1932, liberalism meant "a belief in individual liberty." He gave the word a new meaning: "a belief in paternalistic government and trading individual liberty for state-sponsored security" by redefining what he called "the forgotten man." In 1932, FDR talked about helping someone he called "the forgotten man." This phrase came from a book that had been written decades earlier by William Graham Sumner. However, Roosevelt redefined Sumner's definition of "the forgotten man." Sumner defines "the forgotten man"...
  • Perry's Campaign Against the New Deal

    09/02/2011 7:14:46 AM PDT · by rob777 · 9 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9/1/2011 | Michael Gerson
    It is an ideological milestone that the emerging Republican front-runner is as skeptical of the New Deal as anyone in his position since the New Deal. During the 1936 election, Republican nominee Alf Landon called Social Security "unjust, unworkable, stupidly drafted and wastefully financed." Now, according to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme" that tells young workers a "monstrous lie." It is a "failure" that "we have been forced to accept for more than 70 years now." It is true that Barry Goldwater, during the 1964 campaign, said, "I think Social Security ought to be voluntary."...
  • Can the US Government Seize Your Silver or Gold? You Bet!

    08/30/2011 12:33:14 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 65 replies
    Yahoo Finance via Bloomberg Businessweek ^ | 8-26-11 | Susan Bernfield
    How did a Philadelphia family get hold of $40 million in gold coins, and why has the Secret Service been chasing them for 70 years? U.S. Mint/AP Photo This coin is worth $7.6 million The most valuable coin in the world sits in the lobby of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in lower Manhattan. It's Exhibit 18E, secured in a bulletproof glass case with an alarm system and an armed guard nearby. The 1933 Double Eagle, considered one of the rarest and most beautiful coins in America, has a face value of $20—and a market value of $7.6...
  • Does Obama Have Any Idea Why New Deal Failed?

    08/23/2011 3:20:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Human Events ^ | 08/23/2011 | Burton Folsom, Jr.
    The Great Depression dominated the 1930s, in large part because President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs failed to create jobs. In May 1939, shortly after learning that unemployment stood at 20.7%, Henry Morgenthau, the secretary of the Treasury, exploded: “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work.” Morgenthau concluded, “I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. . . . And an enormous debt to boot!” Why did Roosevelt’s New Deal fail so miserably? The larger problem...
  • History of Social Security; I Didn't Write it

    08/22/2011 12:25:08 PM PDT · by notaliberal · 14 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Aug 3, 2011 | Dick Kantenburger
    History Lesson on Your Social Security Card Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn't know this. It's easy to check out, if you don't believe it. Be sure and show it to your family And friends. They need a little history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter Whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.
  • Great Myths About the Great Depression Still Abound

    08/22/2011 12:24:02 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 35 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/21/2011 | Tom Gantert
    “FDR fixed the economy with make-work jobs,” a recent Mlive.com headline stated. Jennie Phipps, an Mlive.com contributor, wrote in her Aug. 15 story: “When I was growing up, my mother thought Franklin Delano Roosevelt sat at the right hand of God, mostly because he found a way out of the Great Depression by putting people to work through such government programs as the Civilian Conservation Corp. and the Works Projects Administration.” (Editor's Note: The actual names of the programs were the Civilian Conservation Corps and the Works Progress Administration.) But some economic historians believe Phipps has bought into one of...
  • FDR's Policies Prolonged The Great Depression By 7 Years

    08/22/2011 8:44:06 AM PDT · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 21 replies
    UCLA Newsroom ^ | August 10, 2004 | Meg Sullivan
    Government Bailouts, Pump Priming, Interference, Whatever you want to call it, it Doesn't Work, & the numbers have already been crunched, & documented. http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/FDR-s-Policies-Prolonged-Depression-5409.aspx By Meg Sullivan August 10, 2004 Two UCLA economists say they have figured out why the Great Depression dragged on for almost 15 years, and they blame a suspect previously thought to be beyond reproach: President Franklin D. Roosevelt. After scrutinizing Roosevelt's record for four years, Harold L. Cole and Lee E. Ohanian conclude in a new study that New Deal policies signed into law 71 years ago thwarted economic recovery for seven long years. "Why...
  • FDR's policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate (warning from 2004)

    08/04/2011 3:49:15 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 28 replies
    UCLA Newsroom ^ | August 10, 2004 | Megan Sullivan
    Two UCLA economists say they have figured out why the Great Depression dragged on for almost 15 years, and they blame a suspect previously thought to be beyond reproach: President Franklin D. Roosevelt. After scrutinizing Roosevelt's record for four years, Harold L. Cole and Lee E. Ohanian conclude in a new study that New Deal policies signed into law 71 years ago thwarted economic recovery for seven long years. "Why the Great Depression lasted so long has always been a great mystery, and because we never really knew the reason, we have always worried whether we would have another 10-...
  • Obama Says FDR Was "Fiscally Conservative"

    07/25/2011 9:41:18 AM PDT · by Freemarkets101 · 41 replies
    Brian Koenig ^ | 7/25/11 | Brian Koenig
    In response to a question regarding the poor state of the economy, President Obama asserted that FDR was "fiscally conservative" - you know, that executive powerhorse who, arguably, established the welfare state. Whaa? Obama has made a bountiful share of asinine comments, but this one is beyond laughable. Quick note: FDR was the master inventor of the "New Deal," which uplifted a slew of new programs (at high price tags): the NIRA, the CCC, the TVA, the FDIC, the PWA, the NLRA, the WPA, the SSA, need I go further? FDR is responsible for claiming a generous portion of the...
  • Is Barack Hussein Obama a second FDR?

    07/19/2011 7:22:51 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Virginian ^ | Moneyrunner
    Our memories regarding our longest sitting president are seen through a lens covered with gauze, the kind designed to make aging actors and actresses look good. That's why comparisons to FDR are considered compliments. FDR presided over the “Great Depression.” It’s called the Great Depression for a reason, it lasted a decade, during which millions of people were unemployed, businesses failed, banks failed, people lost their jobs, their savings and their families. It left in it’s wake a population so traumatized that only death removed their fears of financial and family destruction. During this period, FDR heaped blame on his...
  • humor. why i'm depressed.

    07/19/2011 8:00:38 AM PDT · by ken21 · 6 replies
    wife's relative e-mail ^ | 071911 | unknown
    WHY I'M DEPRESSED Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, "Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land." Nearly 75 years ago, (when Welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this is the Promised Land." Today, the government has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land to China. I was so depressed last night thinking about my retirement, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, etc....
  • Obama would veto Republican budget bill (Obama wants to bankrupt this country)

    07/18/2011 3:31:39 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 41 replies · 1+ views
    wall street journal ^ | 7/18/2011 | By Robert Schroeder
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — President Barack Obama would veto a House Republican bill that requires Congress to add a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution before raising the country’s debt limit, the White House said Monday, as action in the debt-ceiling debate moved to Capitol Hill. The House GOP’s “Cut, Cap and Balance Act” “would undercut the government’s “ability to meet its core commitments to seniors, middle-class families and the most vulnerable, while reducing our ability to invest in our future,” the White House said in a policy statement about the bill, which would also cut spending from the 2012 budget and...
  • Netanyahu Follows Father's Path In Amassing Bipartisan Support

    06/10/2011 10:59:54 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 4 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 6/7/'11 | Rafael Medoff
    The enthusiastic response Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received when he addressed Congress on May 24 came from both sides of the aisle. Democrats and Republicans both took part in the numerous standing ovations. Afterward, Democrats and Republicans made statements criticizing President Obama's positions and supporting Israel's. But perhaps it is not so surprising that the prime minister was able to attract such bipartisan support. His father accomplished something similar 67 years ago. In the summer of 1944, 34-year-old Benzion Netanyahu was the executive director of the American wing of Ze'ev Jabotinsky's Revisionist Zionist movement. One of Benzion Netanyahu's tasks was...
  • The Oxymoronic President

    06/07/2011 11:15:57 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 7, 2011 | Richard Cohen
    I once worked for an editor who banned the word "oxymoron." I don't know why. It's a good word, meaning a contradiction in terms. The dictionary offers some examples: "wise fool" and "legal murder." I would like to cite another: Barack Obama. He sends contradictory messages.This aspect of Obama's is beginning to play a crucial role in his management of the economy. The fact remains, no matter what Obama says -- and almost no matter what he does -- the business community deeply feels that he is unsympathetic to them and their goals. They say all they want to do...
  • Employment Data May Be the Key to the President’s Job (The socialist experiment is dead)

    06/02/2011 2:13:27 PM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies · 1+ views
    NewYork Times ^ | 06/01/11 | BINYAMIN APPELBAUM
    No American president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has won a second term in office when the unemployment rate on Election Day topped 7.2 percent. Seventeen months before the next election, it is increasingly clear that President Obama must defy that trend to keep his job. Roughly 9 percent of Americans who want to go to work cannot find an employer. Companies are firing fewer people, but hiring remains anemic. And the vast majority of economic forecasters, including the president’s own advisers, predict only modest progress by November 2012. The latest job numbers, due Friday, are expected to provide new cause...
  • Why Obama is so far behind the times

    04/20/2011 3:32:12 AM PDT · by Scanian · 58 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 04/19/11 | Noemie Emery
    Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post and others have noted that President Obama seems a few beats behind things; unable to anticipate things as they develop, and awkward when forced to catch up. When he responds, his answers seem lacking. Good politicians are in tune with their times, great ones foresee them, but Obama seems out of step with his times, and behind them. He is in the right job (he thinks), at the wrong moment, handed a crisis he never expected, and is doing his best to ignore. He was told, and believed, he was the new FDR at...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama’s honesty deficit--President still wants to tax and spend his way to prosperity

    04/13/2011 4:48:04 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 13, 2011 | Editorial
    President Obama outlined what he called a framework for deficit reduction Wednesday. It was a tacit admission that his 2012 budget submission did not go far enough. That shows Republicans succeeded in seizing the initiative with their own comprehensive, pro-growth proposal to restore America’s solvency. Mr. Obama’s flimsy “me, too” smacks of desperation. The White House describes its latest plan as “comprehensive” and “pro-growth” but that’s deceptive. The GOP used the phrases to describe House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s package of discretionary spending cuts, entitlement reforms and tax relief. Mr. Obama hijacked the words to describe a combination of...
  • A look at History: The Bank Runs Of The Early 1930s And FDR’s Ban On Gold

    04/07/2011 6:53:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/07/2011 | Richard M. Salsman
    The gold price reached a record of $1464/ounce this week, fittingly on the 78th year anniversary of FDR’s ban on private gold ownership in 1933. Gold has increased by 30% over the past year, 145% in the past five years and 465% in the past decade; by contrast, the S&P 500 today is only 12% higher vs. a decade ago. Although FDR’s Executive Order #6102 eventually expired, other measures were enacted to perpetuate the government’s ban on private gold holding. The prohibition wasn’t lifted until early 1975, in a bill signed by President Gerald Ford, but by then President Richard...
  • 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

    04/06/2011 4:32:12 AM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport · 8 replies · 1+ views
    www.EllisWashingtonReport.com ^ | 01/03/11 | Ellis Washington
    America was originally conceived as a democratic republic under Natural Law. However, since the early 1930s, our government has devolved into a socialist welfare state under Positive Law where America’s cherished liberties and freedoms have been sacrificed, often at the hands of an oligarchy of five judges. In a paradoxical twist, almost eight decades ago, at the advent of FDR’s socialist revolution to remake America into a servile welfare state he called “The New Deal,” a judicial oligarchy called “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” were the only men standing between liberty and tyranny. Liberal Democrats so hated these four...
  • Today's 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse

    03/29/2011 4:40:38 AM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport · 3 replies
    www.EllisWashingtonReport.com ^ | 01/08/11 | Ellis Washington
    Last week I wrote an article about four courageous justices of the Supreme Court who from (1933-37) held back many of FDR's New Deal programs utopian socialists and the Democratic Party concocted outside of constitutional strictures to purposely enslave America into a perpetual Marxist welfare state. A hundred years ago President Woodrow Wilson institutionalized this government-created tyranny called Progressivism. President Obama's 22.5 percent unemployment rate (actual) and his crushing $14 trillion deficit can be traced to those fascist policies instituted by Wilson and FDR. One of my readers sent me this earnest correspondence regarding how FDR's New Deal programs ruined...
  • Special Report: Can Japan find "New Deal" after triple whammy?

    03/13/2011 11:12:55 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 9 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | 03/13/2011 | Chisa Fujioka and Kiyoshi Takenaka
    TOKYO (Reuters) – The Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima is built on the shoreline in northeast Japan. So when an 8.9 magnitude earth quake struck on Friday, the tsunami waves it spawned -- as tall as a house and speeding like a jet plane -- washed right over the reactors and put them at risk of a meltdown. Engineers were dousing the plants with seawater in a desperate effort to prevent a calamity on Sunday, even as the government evacuated 140,000 from the area after radioactive steam was released from the stricken plant. -----SNIP----- Japan will have a New...
  • FDR’s 1933 Gold Confiscation was a Bailout of the Federal Reserve Bank

    03/02/2011 3:15:56 PM PST · by dennisw · 39 replies
    moonlightmint ^ | moonlightmint
    THE BAILOUT So along comes FDR. One of the very first things he did was issue an executive order basically outlawing the private ownership of gold bullion. US Treasury Gold Certificates were no longer legal tender when held by the general public, unless exchanged at the US Treasury or Federal Reserve Bank for other non-gold paper. The US Treasury could then transfer 6,000 metric tons of gold to the Federal Reserve as a token backing for the “full faith and credit of the United States”. Reportedly, the US Treasury sent gold certificates to the Federal Reserve in exchange for Federal...
  • Letter on the Resolution of Federation of Federal Employees Against Strikes in Federal Service

    02/28/2011 8:04:28 AM PST · by jdoug666 · 4 replies
    The American Presidency Project ^ | 8/16/1937 | Franklin D. Roosevelt
    The desire of Government employees for fair and adequate pay, reasonable hours of work, safe and suitable working conditions, development of opportunities for advancement, facilities for fair and impartial consideration and review of grievances, and other objectives of a proper employee relations policy, is basically no different from that of employees in private industry.
  • They'd Rather be Right

    02/24/2011 4:07:51 AM PST · by statestreet · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2011 | David Pietrusza
    I hardly expected to find the musical version of Amity Shlaes' bestselling critique of New Deal economic policies playing in a 99-seat theater on New York's Upper West Side. But, in a very real sense, I did. Now, I do mean that to be taken literally. Ms. Shlaes published The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression in 2009. The play in question, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's I'd Rather be Right originally debuted somewhat before that -- in November 2, 1937 to be precise. Ms. Shlaes' book and Burton W. Folsom's 2008 study New Deal or Raw...
  • Is anyone else watching Frank Luntz's WI focus group on Hannity?!

    02/23/2011 6:11:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    February 23, 2011 | 2ndDivisionVet
    The union rep. is back stroking at about 50 knots! Maybe there is hope for this country! Isn't Wisconsin a liberal hotbed?
  • Franklin Roosevelt on Collective Bargaining for Public Employees

    02/21/2011 2:13:17 PM PST · by cj in tx · 5 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | February 21, 2011 | staff
    FDR was a radically progressive president. Yet, he bore a sense not thoroughly distorted, for what has afforded the American blessing of government of, by, and for the People. His convictions stand with Scott Walker, against collective bargaining in public employment, for its undue influence in our republic. In an August 16th, 1937 letter, to Luther Steward, president of the National Federation of Public Employees, Roosevelt wrote this on the very matter (emphasis ours). The desire of Government employees for fair and adequate pay, reasonable hours of work, safe and suitable working conditions, development of opportunities for advancement, facilities...
  • FDR's Ghost Is Smiling on Wisconsin's Governor

    02/20/2011 2:13:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 19, 2011 | Patrick McIlheran
    Somewhere, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is grinning past his cigarette holder at Wisconsin's governor. They are on the same page regarding government unions. Except that Scott Walker -- Republican cheapskate, his visage Hitlerized on signs waved by beet-faced union crowds besieging the Capitol -- is kind of a liberal squish compared to FDR. He's OK with some collective bargaining. Walker, you might have heard, wants some changes in how Wisconsin deals with unions. He wants state employees to pay 5.8% of their salaries toward their pensions (they pay almost nothing now) and he wants them to cover 12.6% of their health...
  • FDR warned against collective bargaining for government unions (read his 1937 letter)

    02/18/2011 7:27:33 AM PST · by SE Mom · 19 replies
    The American Presidency Project ^ | August 16, 1937 | Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    My dear Mr. Steward: As I am unable to accept your kind invitation to be present on the occasion of the Twentieth Jubilee Convention of the National Federation of Federal Employees, I am taking this method of sending greetings and a message. Reading your letter of July 14, 1937, I was especially interested in the timeliness of your remark that the manner in which the activities of your organization have been carried on during the past two decades "has been in complete consonance with the best traditions of public employee relationships." Organizations of Government employees have a logical place in...
  • LAT Says FDR Book Made Hillsdale Prof. Burt Folsom "Conservative Hero"

    02/16/2011 5:54:17 AM PST · by hillsdale1 · 5 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/12/11 | Mark Z. Barabak
    For more than half a century, biographers have treated Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Rushmore-like reverence, celebrating the nation's 32nd president as a colossus who eased the agony of the Great Depression and saved democracy from Nazi Germany. Which never sat right with historian Burton Folsom Jr. Growing up in Nebraska, Folsom remembers, his dad, a savings and loan executive, griped about high taxes and Roosevelt's voracious ambition. FDR was dead, but his legacy — deficit spending, an activist federal government, an expansive social safety net — lived on. About 15 years ago, Folsom read another of those historical surveys, this...
  • 43% Say Government Policy Mistakes Created Great Depression of 1930s, 26% Disagree

    02/13/2011 9:05:00 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | February 10, 2011
    Economists still argue about what caused the Great Depression of the 1930s and what got the nation out of it. But 43% of Likely U.S. Voters think government policy mistakes converted a normal recession into an unprecedented Depression. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 26% disagree, and 31% are not sure. The Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act of June 1930, signed by President Herbert Hoover, dramatically raised U.S. tariff rates and is often cited as a contributing cause of the Depression. Within a few years, world trade fell by more than 50%. The Federal Reserve also dramatically cut...
  • 'Raw Deal': Historian makes waves with scathing look at Franklin D. Roosevelt

    02/13/2011 8:06:53 AM PST · by wizkid · 81 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02/12/2010 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Reporting from Dunwoody, Ga. — For more than half a century, biographers have treated Franklin Delano Roosevelt with Rushmore-like reverence, celebrating the nation's 32nd president as a colossus who eased the agony of the Great Depression and saved democracy from Nazi Germany. Which never sat right with historian Burton Folsom Jr. Growing up in Nebraska, Folsom remembers, his dad, a savings and loan executive, griped about high taxes and Roosevelt's voracious ambition. FDR was dead, but his legacy — deficit spending, an activist federal government, an expansive social safety net — lived on.
  • RESEARCH: "Palestinians" = Arab immigrants' children / Desolate land pre increased Jewish return

    02/09/2011 5:47:13 AM PST · by PRePublic · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth about "Palestinian" Arabs A.K.A. Arab immigrants' children, grand children & the vastly vacant desolate land prior to the rise of Jewish returnINTRODUCTIONOrigins and immigration Foreign Arab and foreign Muslim immigration:Over 100,000 or at least 150,000 (to some estimates, such as the testimony given in the U.S. Congress in 1939) have immigrated during the British Mandate alone, or during a 17 Years old period.At least 50,000 or more have immigrated from Hauran, Syria alone.Immigrants include: Arab - Egyptians (mainly in the early 1800s), Syrian, Algerian, Sudanese, S. Arabians. Other Muslims from: Bosnia during the 1800s and fascist Nazi Slavic-Muslims...
  • (Roosevelt-ism /) Reagan-ism VS (Carter-ism/) Obama-ism

    02/06/2011 2:30:52 PM PST · by PRePublic · 6 replies
    <p>As I see MSM admitting Reagan's heroism and 'American legacy,' they link his legacy to his own hero: Franklin D. Roosevelt.</p> <p>Pro-American, Pro-freedom, pro-Israel, anti-Islamism.</p> <p>Or, What would Reagan do/say today?</p> <p>F.D.R.</p> <p>F.D.R. Pro Israel, pro Zionism, protesting British bias for allowing Arab immigration (the mian origin of "Palestinians") exceeding Jewish immigration that was blocked by the infanmous British 'White paper.'</p>
  • Some Things Never Change!

    02/03/2011 6:22:45 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 03, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Get a load of this, as published by the  Chicago Tribune... way back in 1934 Be sure to note the 'plan of action' at the bottom-left...  -click image to enlarge- More at Reaganite Republican
  • Obama's Time Cover Transition: From FDR To Reagan

    01/27/2011 5:57:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
  • Churchill: The Greatest Jewish Ally?

    01/13/2011 2:13:18 PM PST · by AustralianConservative · 5 replies
    Positively Churchillian ^ | Jan 14, 11 | B.P. Terpstra
    Conservatives can walk and chew gum at the same time. In entertainment news, Martin Knelman: Millions of people credit Winston Churchill, Britain’s inspiring wartime prime minister during its darkest hours, with saving the world from Hitler. But was Churchill also — as we’ve rarely heard — the greatest ally the Jewish people have ever had? The answer is a passionate yes, according to Barry Avrich, whose compelling documentary — An Unlikely Obsession: Churchill and the Jews — will have its premiere at 10 p.m. Monday on the Vision channel. The Left don’t how to deal with him (still). Anti-Semitic comrade...
  • Was Patton killed?

    12/19/2010 12:17:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 167 replies · 8+ views
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2010 | ROBERT K. WILCOX
    Sixty-five years ago this month, Gen. George S. Patton Jr., hero of World War II and an outspoken critic of the Soviets, was en route to a Sunday hunting trip, a day before permanently leaving Europe, when he was critically injured in a vehicle accident on a deserted two lane highway near Mannheim, Germany. A large US army truck that Patton’s driver later said was waiting for them, suddenly — and without signaling — abruptly turned into his limousine’s path, causing a head-on crash. Even though Patton had an aide with him and the driver of the truck had one...
  • Still need a gift? Give wisdom (Thomas Sowell)

    12/13/2010 9:05:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 14, 2010 | Thomas Sowell
    It is hard to come up with gifts for people who already seem to have everything. But there are few -- if any -- people who can keep up with the flood of books coming off the presses. Books can be good gifts for such people. Among the books I read this year, the one that made the biggest impact on me was "New Deal or Raw Deal" ($10.20; 32% OFF) by Burton Folsom, Jr., a professor at Hillsdale College. It was that rare kind of book, one thoroughly researched by a scholar and yet written in plain language, readily...
  • FDR and the Massacre at Katyn (FDR was terribly naïve when it came to Stalin)

    12/08/2010 9:16:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/08/2010 | Paul Kengor, Grove City College
    At the end of November something historically quite significant happened in Russia. The State Duma passed a statement conceding Soviet responsibility for the Katyn Woods massacre, one of the 20th century’s worst war crimes. The roots of this atrocity date to September 1939, when the Nazis and Bolsheviks jointly invaded, annihilated, and partitioned Poland. The Soviets seized thousands of Polish military officers as prisoners. Their fate was sealed on March 5, 1940 when Stalin signed their death warrant, condemning 21,857 of them to “the supreme penalty: shooting.” This we now know conclusively through the surviving NVKD document. The officers were...
  • FDR Second Bill of Rights -- Subversion of the Constitution?

    11/25/2010 11:07:08 PM PST · by kathsua · 8 replies · 1+ views
    cathedralcity.kpsplocal2.com ^ | 03/19/10 | Livia Sappington
    The notion that only by implementing a “Second Bill of Rights” can we have a fair and just society is based on the premise that “rights” are something the government bestows upon us. The U.S. Constitution begs to differ. Although the proposal certainly has good intentions, it conflicts with our founding document. In order to implement the bill, for example, we would have to entrust the government to administer these “rights” that are very different from those guaranteed by our Constitution. Our constitutional rights protect us from government and guarantee our right to pursue happiness without interference. Furthermore, FDR’s Second...
  • “Of Thee I Sing” – The Historical Connection

    11/17/2010 11:38:31 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 3 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 9-15-2010 | MJ
    Various media and press releases have announced a book written by President Obama will be released around November 16, around two weeks after the election. CBS news announced the release on the evening news on September 14. The title of the book is “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to my Daughters,” which is 40 pages long with illustrations by Loren Long, “an award winning author and illustrator. According to Barnett, Long has spent much of the past two years creating the illustrations, each one a carefully executed painting.” According to the Telegraph, “President Obama is the first president to...
  • The Depression Ended AFTER World War II

    11/07/2010 10:39:14 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 41 replies
    Vanity | November 7, 2010 | Vanity
    Bill Cunningham tonight repeated the canard that WWII ended the Depression. Then, a liberal caller pointed out that, if that's true, it means that government spending and borrowing can end a depression. Cunningham had no answer. Of course, the answer is that WWII didn't end the Depression. The Depression didn't end until 1946. WWII took place DURING the Depression.
  • The Keynesians Get Their Wish

    11/06/2010 11:32:14 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 06, 2010 | Peter Raymond
    The Keynesians finally got their wish. The Federal Reserve plans to inject $600 billion of the most caustic debt imaginable into the economy. This is the Agent Orange of monetary policies that has the potential to wreak financial havoc.
  • The Keynesians Get Their Wish

    11/06/2010 12:58:22 AM PDT · by Scanian · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 06, 2010 | Peter Raymond
    The Keynesians finally got their wish. The Federal Reserve plans to inject $600 billion dollars of the most caustic debt imaginable into the economy. This is the Agent Orange of monetary policies that has the potential to wreak financial havoc. In the hope of generating inflation, the central bank is going to enable deficit spending by buying treasury bonds. You read that correctly; the primary goal is to erode the value of the dollar, and we get to watch our currency and wealth literally dissolve before our eyes. Only a desperate government would consider debasing its own currency. The resulting...