Yes Virginia, the Republibans ARE idiots and liars.
Rep. Steve Austria (R-OH) attempted to join in the Republibans latest fetish, smearing, libeling and demeaning one of America’s greatest Presidents and political icons, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The man who saved America from the First Republican Great Depression. In order to justify their current obstructionism…and bring on the Second Republican Great Depression.
“When (President Franklin) Roosevelt did this, he put our country into a Great Depression,” Austria said. “He tried to borrow and spend, he tried to use the Keynesian approach, and our country ended up in a Great Depression. That’s just history.”
The Columbus Dispatch then notes, “Most historians date the beginning of the Great Depression at or shortly after the stock-market crash of 1929; Roosevelt took office in 1933.” As Dean Baker has explained, “Roosevelt’s New Deal Agenda lowered the unemployment rate from 25 percent in 1933 to 10 percent in 1937.” The economy turned bad again when the “Blue Dogs of the Roosevelt era won sway and got Roosevelt to cut spending and raise taxes.”