Further proof of the why the government shouldn’t screw around with business

Here is a great article about how FDR made the Great Depression worse.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/portal/ucla/FDR-s-Policies-Prolonged-Depression-5409.aspx?RelNum=5409

I know that goes against typical liberal dogma about how capitalism sucks and how only the government can save us. As I was growing up, I listened to my Grandpa talk about FDR. He hated the man. My Grandpa was a self-employed farmer from a long line of farmers. He also understood math. 

My Grandpa’s most hated social program of that time was the WPA, which if I recall correctly was Works Projects Administration. Grandpa Joe always said that it stood for We Poke Along.  Basically take a bunch of people without jobs and then have the government randomly pay them to do something. According to my Grandpa, the work was usually unnesscary, and anybody with any ambition bailed as soon as they could, leaving a bunch of slackers to sit around, drink, and get tax money. I’m sure Barack’s Paid Volunteer programs will be similar.

Breast Cancer Charity Gun winner

As you can see, Joe’s custom pink gun went to some cool people: http://bojuliesmithfamily.blogspot.com/2008/10/we-won.html

Bo has been through our tactical carbine class, and shot a very manly M14 last time. I don’t know if he’s going to run the pink gun on the next go around or not. Congratulations guys.

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