Tomato Juice 0
My Daddy told me how, during the Depression, he and lots of other persons learned how to make tomato juice in restaurants by pouring catsup into a glass of water.
Fortunately, he grew up on Pine View Farm, so his family always had food.
Steven D at the Booman Tribune recalls some facts, leading up to some lessons from history. Here’s a excerpt from the “lessons” portion towards the end of his post:
Roosevelt created demand by creating jobs. He strengthened unions and labor. He gave us the first programs to provide a social safety net in this country so the elderly, the unemployed and the disabled didn’t die because they were too poor to afford food and shelter. Did everything he did turn out perfect? Of course not. But in the long run, the New Deal radically changed America for the better.
You can’t say that about the policies promoted by republicans and conservative Democrats over the last 30 years. Those polices led to corruption, fraud, and an economic implosion on a massive scale unknown since the Great Depression. They have also set Americans against fellow Americans and put a heavy anchor on our ability as a nation to compete and succeed in the world.
The entire post is worth the 10 minutes it takes to read.