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The Coming Environmental Battles

moulinroe Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:51 PM
Many card-carrying Republicans here say FDR prolonged the Great Depression. How? Federal government spending was 10% of GDP in 1940, even with war build-up. And to those Republican here who say WWII got us out of the Great Depression; you are Keynesians my dear friends. Please check out; http://www.usgovernmentspending.com/year1940_0.html#usgs302 Change the second column to "percent GDP" and you will notice that federal spending is 10% of the Gross Domestic Product.
man of steel Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 6:37 PM
No, it wasn't the war that directly ended the depression. The war stopped FDR from trying to regulate the economy from the White House. His own Treasury Secretary Morganthau admitted in 1939 "We are spending more money than we have ever spent before, and it does not work. After eight years we have just as much unemployment as when we started, and an enormous debt to boot".

Moulinroe, maybe you should spend a little more time reading history and less time spamming for the unions.
Marine's Dad Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 7:16 PM
He can't read history because he's too busy trying to revise it.

The United States is now Balkanized into five distinct voting blocs, says Joel Kotkin. Other political analysts see the nation bifurcating along “makers” and “takers” lines, while still others say 50.6% of the popular vote is hardly a mandate. In any event, when American voters reelected President Obama, they also returned his EPA, Interior, Energy and Justice Departments, and their wide-ranging agenda for “fundamentally transforming” our nation.

This won’t mean just Obamacare, higher taxes on businesses and families, rampant spending, and tens of thousands of pages of new regulations. It will also bring more disputes over energy and environmental...