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No Matter How Hard He Tries, Obama Will Never Be as Bad as FDR

leebeniteau Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 10:47 AM
True, for Obama to be as bad as FDR he has to maneuver the U.S. into a larger war and get another 395,000 combat fatalities to match Roosevelt's score 0f 405,000 in WWII.
Reginald10 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 1:00 PM
FDR didn't "maneuver" us into any war. We were attacked, by the Japanese; and we and our interests were under attack by the Nazis (here and abroad) from the early 1930's. Remember that public control of private industry was part of FDR Socialism and National Socialism. International Socialism wanted public OWNERSHIP, not just control.
rpm Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 4:27 PM
We had cut the Japanese off from oil (we were the largest supplier of oil, worldwide), blockaded their ships from harbors that didn't belong to us, etc,

Most of this was in response to their actions in China, and I would have supported those actions at the time. However, to suggest that we were attacked out of the blue by Japan, for no reason whatsoever is to buy the "winners write the history books" line of bovine excrement.

BTW, we lost about 2000 mainly military people at Pearl Harbor. The subsequent War cost us about 240K dead and a lot more wounded, economic disruptions that linger to this day. Japan was NOT going to invade the US, wasn't really able to do much more that what they did. It was an optional war.

I’ve explained on many occasions that Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal was bad news for the economy. And the same can be said of Herbert Hoover’s policies, since he also expanded the burden of federal spending, raised tax rates, and increased government intervention.

So when I was specifically asked to take part in a symposium on Barack Obama, Franklin Roosevelt, and the New Deal, I quickly said yes.

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