FDR Saved America ?

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  1. BuckToothMoron
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    He started social security. The entitlement of ALL entitlements. An entitlement for every living american.
     
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    Idiot! The masses will always accept a handout.
     
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    What he said. Since then, there have been six Republican Presidents; all have expanded government to some extent as well.
     
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    So FDR is one of the greatest Presidents of all time and Trump is the worst?

    Tell us, is it because Trump was a racist? Funny, I don't recall Trump locking up Japanese Americans just because of their race, yet FDR was so much better? Why then is only Trump a racist? Is it because he implemented a travel ban on certain Muslim countries that Obama did before him?

    So Trump is a danger to rule of law? Funny, I don't recall Trump ever trying to remove Supreme Court Justices and then add more so he could put his cronies in their so that they would change their rulings so his policies would get rammed through.

    As for starting wars, why is it that FDR did not know about the attack on Pearl Harbor when the Japanese code had been cracked before the attack?

    Funny, they used it just fine a few months later to destroy the Japanese fleet at Midway.

    Sorry, what war did Trump help us get into? I don't recall any, yet FDR is sooo much better.

    Funny, funny stuff.
     
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    Wrong! That weren’t at the mercy of the economy. They were either responsible for saving and investing for their elder years, or they were at the mercy of their own families and communities to take care of them. Now, the majority of elder Americans depend on SS during retirement. It crippled people, and it’s disgusting.

    https://money.usnews.com/money/reti...ees-increasingly-depending-on-social-security
     
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    Yep, famiies were on their own before the Great Depression and my family had a nice savings account stacked away for old age. The second month after retirement he went down to draw a few bucks out and the bank was closed, never to reopen. Money gone. But at least there were local charities to help out. In a few months most charities had closed, they ran out of money and on and on. Sounds like the need for a few FDR programs.
     
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    You're 100% right. Social Security didn't start out as a Ponzi Scheme but, over time, it has become one of the greatest Ponzi Schemes in history. It makes Bernie Madoff's little game look like a family game of Monopoly!
     
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    The growing debt of all debts. Glad I already reached retirement. I'll get my money back, kids today, no way.
     
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    The size of both oceans was considered to make us impervious to a direct attack. Then there were the inevitable screw-ups. Radar operators spotting incoming planes but, since they were from the North, they were believed to be American planes.
     
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    His war policies. His economic policies were a disaster.
     

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