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He seems to have been a kind and honorable man.

Too bad you can't have them because conservatives have undone all the programs that enabled the GG. Government work projects, welfare, labor unions, etc. It was a moderate balance between free market and social support that brought us to Camelot and Reagan/GHWB killed it.

@VicZinc Too bad you can't have them because conservatives have undone all the programs that enabled the GG. Government...

Nonsense, Vic.
 
Private-sector union membership rose rapidly during the Great Depression, peaked in the early 50s, and has been declining ever since, no matter who was president. It is currently under 10%.
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I've noticed that many charts from liberal sources only plot unionization statistics since 1980, in an effort to pretend the decline was Reagan's fault, but you wouldn't try to do anything so devious, now would you, Vic?  wary smilie hehe smilie

@Thinkerbell Nonsense, Vic.   Private-sector union membership rose rapidly during the Great Depression, peaked in the early...

You wouldn't take one small part of an arguement and pretend that isolating that part from the whole somehow proves that the whole argument is invalid would you?

@VicZinc You wouldn't take one small part of an arguement and pretend that isolating that part from the whole somehow proves...

Unions a "small part"...?  Pete Seeger must be turning over in his grave. hehe smilie
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But be that as it may, Vic, you also are... um... uninformed... about other aspects of government policy involvement in "enabling" the GG. (proto-Obamaism...? hehe smilie)
For example, there was a vast increase in government welfare spending in Johnson's "War on Poverty" programs, beginning in 1965, and which has continued ever since.
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As you can see, these programs haven't made a bit of difference since then, the poverty rate remaining constant at about 13%, give or take a point, since that time.

There's nothing wrong with speaking ill of the dead, it is called history. He wasn't the first or last to use racially charged ads, start a war, create an power vacuum, pander to his party, trigger a recession or lie to voters, but he was probably the worst president in our lifetime, so far.

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