reply to post by inforeal
Though I didn't get past the first page, you're muddling facts. Hoover was a progressive. In fact, one of the biggest progressives of all time, as
was FDR. Though you incorrectly state the cost of the new deal, it was similar in size and scope to the "stimulus package", and didn't work either.
In fact, unemployment going into WWII was hovering over 10 percent. This was the result of excessive government spending, which is largely
inneffective and typically an expensive way to produce low-paying jobs. World War II created the great capitalization of America. Ford, GM, and major
manufacturers (private sector) were pressed into service to create a massive volume of the tools of war, and the middle class was born. Capitalism by
accident, you might call it.
I can only assume either you or the author are a recent graduate of the public school system, or are attempting to revise history more to your liking.
Either way, you have been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize of Bogusness, and Al Gore woud be proud of you, as would Chavez and Obama. Hip Hip.
As someone who works with medium size business owners on retirement and estate tax issues for a living, I can tell you that increasing the tax burden
doesn't make them hire more people. However, they do react by slashing payroll, buying fewer trucks and capital equipment, or in some cases, cutting
their losses and closing the doors. You can wish it wasn't so, but that's just the way it is. And it spreads like a bad, malignant, liberal disease.
You guys really have no clue, do you. Purchase some history books, the older, the better. Less chance they've gotten the progressive mark up.
No my friend, the real problem is that when congress creates a philosophy based on justification of buying votes, these are the kinds of policies that
are taught. For a case study on what you propose, study the old Soviet Union. The USSR. You'll have to use older books, because they imploded years
ago. Prior to that, old women waited in line for hours for the opportunity to purchase toilet paper, electricity was iffy, and do you remember seeing
their muscle cars from the 60's and 70's? Don't answer, that was rhetorical. They didn't make muscle cars, in fact, they didn't make much of
anything, except AK's and ICBM's. That's because, to control the social unrest created by a socialist government, or as I like to call it, Obama
administration, you need lots of weapons. This is often referred to as a "police state". Don't look that up, you'll know what it means soon
enough. Obama has you right where he wants you, reading and writing socialist propaganda. In the meantime, his dog is on a private jet to Florida. In
closing, I'd just like to say Obama throws like a woman, was born in Mombasa, Kenya, and lives with his mother-in-law.