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Congressman Austria’s History Lesson

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From the Columbus Dispatch, via Talkingpointsmemo:

“When (President Franklin) Roosevelt did this, he put our country into a Great Depression. 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.” — Congressman Steve Austria (R-Ohio)

As the Dispatch dryly noted, “Most historians date the beginning of the Great Depression at or shortly after the stock-market crash of 1929; Roosevelt took office in 1933.”

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