Wednesday, February 11, 2009

GOP House Member from Ohio Blames the Great Depression on FDR!

Yes, I know.  He's nuts.  But that is no impediment to holding office.  House of  Representatives member Steve Austria {OH} said he supports a scaled-down federal economic-stimulus proposal, but the Beavercreek Republican told The Dispatch editorial board that the huge influx of money into the economy could have a negative effect.

Then he said, "When (President Franklin) Roosevelt did this, he put our country into a Great Depression," He continued,  "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."

Yes, that's just history Mr. Austria, but not the history that anyone else seems to know.  FDR was president in 1933 and the  the beginning of the Great Depression began shortly after the stock-market crash of 1929.

Revisionist history, Republican-style.

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