Huge "socialist" programs -- you have been drinking the dark-red kool aide.
Historians categorized Roosevelt's program as relief, recovery and reform.
When he took office:
**a quarter of the workforce was unemployed
**Farm prices had fallen by 60%
**Industrial production had fallen by more than half
**Two million were homeless
**massive crime waves
Some economists/historians argue how effective individual programs were, but he is considered to be one of our greatest presidents. Only now, as the far-right nutters attempt to rewrite history, do people begin to lose sight of what FDR accomplished as a leader and human being.
It's sad that people have no concept of that level of poverty and despair and what it took to bring the country back. My parents lived through it and they both remembered FDR as most Americans do.
Re: Internment camps -- it's an ugly bit of U.S. history, like rendition.
How can Jimmy Carter be voted worst president?
Who cares who or what the : I'm voting for?
I'm afraid I'm not sufficiently in tune with US politics and 20th century history to feel comfy voting on this. I would just like to say that you'd probably find that a poll taken in Europe (like your US posters should care!) would show FDR, JFK and Bill Clinton as the top 3, probably in that order. Bottom three would probably be Bush Jr. (if that's allowed), Nixon and Reagan. Again, in that order - Bush certainly being thought of as worst ever.
Would any European poster disagree?
Now then, Worst European leader of the 20th Century anyone? I've just had an idea for a thread.
"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn
Is there any doubt who the worst 20th century president was. Its the peanut farmer and america hater Jimmy "Commie" Carter. Friend of Terrorist and Despots around the world.
When America is strong the world is calm, When America is weak tyrants and terrorist slaughter the meek. ~ SgtRock
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Thank You Barack Obama for Restoring Honor To The Presidency.
President Obama will rank as one of our greatest presidents!