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Which frightens you more?

  1. Millions of people losing their homes and jobs

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  2. Increased taxes and inflation

    8 vote(s)
    42.1%
  1. Patters

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    Prior to Roosevelt's policies, we were always in and out of recession. From 1902 to 1927 (25 years) there are about 10 years of recession interposed. Only after the New Deal, did the number and length of recessions start declining. In fact, since 1940, we still haven't had a combined 10 years of recession. Big government is not necessarily good for the economy, but it's good for the people.

    A History of Recessions - Economy * US * News * Story - CNBC.com
     
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    As usual a false choice. I vote for none of the above.


    The New Deal prolonged the Depression it did not end it. The unemployment after 8 years of Roosevelt's policies was 19%. WW2 ended the great depression not socailist policies and big government programs.

    Just bo's policies will prolong this recession.
     
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    Smoot/Hawley prolonged the depression. The New Deal helped people survive it. It may very well have saved capitalism in the United States, or at least prevented us from a horrible, many-decade dip into actual communism, which would have brought immeasurably more suffering.
     
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    Green poop frightens me more then either one.
     
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    Translation: "War is the only answer"
     
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    What is it about the war that let us out? I'm not seeing how a temporary absence of millions of our younger, able-bodied male citizens could have done it. What's left besides government spending on a massive scale?
     
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    only one thing scares me more than nuclear war. Carneys. Circus folk. They arent clean*

    * Austin Powers reference
     
  8. DarrylS

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    What worries me most is the continual lies of the right.. and how they believe all the pablum they are fed..
     
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    Alcoholic Clowns
     
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    inflation on a grand scale sucks worse. savings, and wages all devalued.
     
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    Agreed. I don't believe millions of people will lose their jobs and homes. Par for the course with Patters though.
     
  12. Leave No Doubt

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    If this choice was here, I'd vote for it: Democracy Now! | Harry Lewis: "Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion."

     
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    1. World War II ended the depression.

    2. Our recessions and depressions are caused and manipulated by the Federal Reserve.

    3. Other factors include the decline of Great Britain (due to overspending and shifting manufacturing to the US), and the rise of the US Dollar as reserve currency.
     

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