So she thinks that’s a good thing?
(CNSNews.com) – After watching President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) compared him favorably to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the “New Deal,” big-government president who died in 1945, during his fourth term in office.
FDR is back,” Maloney told CNSNews.com. Speaking about Obama, Maloney said, “He had specific programs, a vision. He spoke to the needs of the city I represent, New York — increased gun safety, immigration reform — jobs, jobs, jobs.”
“It was a great speech,” Maloney said.
Someone might want to tell her FDR’s New Deal was a giant failure.
In May 1939, shortly after learning that unemployment stood at 20.7%, Henry Morgenthau, the secretary of the Treasury, exploded: “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work.” Morgenthau concluded, “I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. . . . And an enormous debt to boot!”