Michelle Bachmann and the "Hoot-Smalley" Tariff

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    You just can't make this shit up ...

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    This woman is an embarrassment.
     
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    And then there's this...

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    One can only wonder at how this woman got elected to Congress, let alone got a driver's license.
     
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    I'd like to put her in an airtight room filled with 100% CO2 and see how she feels.
     
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    Clear this up for me: are you slapping the woman because of her reversing the names, or because she blames FDR for the Smoot-Hawley Act?

    If the former, then I guess you'd love this one:
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    And if it's the latter, then this might help inform you:
    "Hoover, in signing the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act and in spending wastefully, invited disaster. FDR enshrined it. "
    Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act | Burt Folsom

    It wasn't until Bretton- Woods in 1944 that the problem was reversed.
     
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    She got her time period wrong, as in it was Hoover who passed the Hoot-Smalley Act, but she was half right in her assertion that lowers taxes caused the Roaring Twenties. Indeed lower taxes DID help people buy products, but it was because of mass production of products and mass communication such as the radio that allowed people to market their products to millions of consumers, whereas the only form of advertising prior to this was through the newspaper - which was read by older people, not the youngsters.

    The Roaring Twenties was an excellent decade of prosperity for Americans - but it was phony. Almost EVERYTHING was purchased through a loan. Want a new blender? You get a loan for it. 50% of Americans owned stock in the stock market during the 1920s and out of that nearly 75% of them bought stocks on margin. When the market went belly up in 1929.... you know what followed.

    Again in the 1990s when our economy and our stock market were roaring, many things were bought using credit and this has led to, though not as severe as the Great Depression, a vast majority of Americans in debt over $20,000.

    Although our house of cards hasn't fallen just yet, something should be done to avoid a tragedy should the vast majority of Americans be called upon to pay their debts.
     
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    yeah, kinda like Joe Biden saying FDR got on TV in 1929
    LOL
     
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    at least she knows there are not 57 states
     
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    she's a stupid, racist bitch. Sound familiar?


    Hello, my name is Michele Bachmann, aka Sara Palin, aka Ann Coulter. Get the picture?

    Now, look at those 3 women and compare their intelligence and ability to, lets say, Hillary Clinton? LOL, those 3 idiots make Hillary look real bad
     
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    [youtube]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/qggO5yY7RAo&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/qggO5yY7RAo&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/youtube]
     
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    I watched this last night on Olberman, the best part was she was quoting Ferris Bueller.
     

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