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Throw the Rascals Out?

Conservative abroad Wrote: Oct 29, 2013 3:09 AM
The government scaleback actually started with Harding as Dr. Sowell has pointed out in past columns. When faced with a severe economic downturn in 1921 and unemployment up to 13%, Harding (against Commerce Secretary Hoover's advice) scaled back the government and the economy rebounded immediately and no-one remembers it. Unemployment went down to 8% a year later then less than 4% the next year. In 1929 Hoover, took his own advice and tried spending his way out of the stock crash and FDR went even further, leading to a prolonged Great Depression.
meowbius Wrote: Oct 29, 2013 9:23 AM
"no-one remembers it": I called it selective amnesia and shameless self-delusion. Hey, let's not pay attention to historical facts and blame Republican party for every conceivable sin - Train of tears, Tuskeege Nazi experiments, spying on Martin Luther King etc. There is so much to rewrite. It's not much different from Soviet Union official history: country with unpredictible past.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Oct 29, 2013 7:15 AM
Absolutely amazing that Harding is called one of the worst Presidents and FDR has been beatified.