Saturday, July 11, 2009

"What Barack Obama Can Learn from FDR"

I recently bought and read a TIME megazine titled "What Barack Obama Can Learn from FDR" most of it honked the horn of big gov. and yet there was one article by a woman who is called: Amity Shlaes. She is writing a book (Amazon Link). Anyhow, at the end of the article she says something I really liked and thought I would share.

"That episode of American life (referring to the prolonged nature of the Great Depression) reminds us that even the best-intentioned government intervention can make things worse. And that when a politician remembers one forgotten man, he often creates another."

The forgotten man is in reference to a statement made by Roosevelt who was referencing the people that were the cause of much of the legislation that prolonged the great depression, such as senior citzens(social security) and the laborers(minimum wage law- outpriced the less skilled).

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