FDR Saved America ?

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    He stayed out of the way and let the generals run the war.

    Nonsense.

    Which will fail in less than twenty years.
     
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    Like many posts in this thread, an attempt is made to blame FDR on rhings that happened or may happen after his death. In this case, a suggestion is being made that a hundred years after FDR gave Americans Social Security, it may fail. Never mind the fact that hundreds of millions of Americans benefited, Congresses borrowed SS funds continuously, Congress repeatedly failed to make adjustments, etc.
    Like saying bridges and runnels built 80 years ago are beginning to crumble and become obsolete so they should have never been built or start with. We don't want to blame ourselves and past generations for not keeping up with maintenance on them or failing to predict the increased usage over the years. We want to blame the originators and people who built them 80 years ago.
     
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    So you can continue to ignore it?
     
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    True, I probably overlook some of your concentration camp posts.
     
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    You ignore anything that gets in the way of your idol worship, and you NEVER think for yourself.
     
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    Like I said

    It is pretty obvious why the contards despise FDR
    • He lead the United States to victory in WW2- and if you think that he just got out of the way- well you are deserve to be a Trump voter.
    • He lead the United States out of the Great Depression
    • He gave Americans Social Security
    I left one out that I just remembered:
    • Bank deposit insurance.
     
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    Oh FDR was despised by a minority of Americans at the time- while wildly popular with the vast majority of Americans.

    FDR made mistakes- most importantly was ordering the internment of Japanese Americans.

    But the contards don't despise him for that- many of them would happily applaud if Trump ordered the internment of Muslim Americans tomorrow.

    They despise FDR for what he accomplishments as a liberal and as a Democrat.

    FDR became President during the worst economic crisis in American history- and when he died- the United States was the most powerful country in the world- both economically and militarily.

    The country went from a country on the verge of civil war(farmers were already staging armed protests), with rampant hunger, bankruptcies and poverty- to the largest increase of wealth among the poor and middle class in American history.

    The critics like to say- well that was because of the war......but who paid for that war? The government.

    World War 2 was the largest government spending program in American history- that spending stimulus drove the expansion the American middle class.

    The Right will never forgive FDR for any of that.
     
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