That's a bad one, all right.
Ouch. That'll leave a mark. Hopefully.“So I ask this Congress to join me in doing whatever proves necessary.
” Those unfamiliar with history may not recall that this is exactly what Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler asked their legislatures to do in creating National Socialism.
In the midst of rising unemployment and economic crisis, both men asked for, and got, legislation to do what was “necessary,” and promised new private sector jobs would be generated by government-funded programs, new tax laws and novel “lending rules.” It worked. Private companies did hire workers to build rail systems, highways and autobahns, invigorated auto industries, and in Germany, the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world. The rest is history we all know.
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