OBAMA AND FDR – AND ELECTRICITY


Obama, being the modest man that he is, thinks he’s merely the fourth greatest Prez in our history, only slightly behind FDR, LBJ and Lincoln.

I’m glad that he’s so modest, because that surely means that he is willing to learn from others, especially those three lucky men he’d so generously placed in front of him in terms of greatness.

Here’s one thing he could – and should – learn ASAP.  He famously told us that under his “rule” (that’s Valerie Jarrett’s description of his Occupy White House stint), costs of electricity will necessarily skyrocket.

Which is a problem in a recession when unemployment is high and income low…

Here’s what the then-Governor of New York, Franklin D Roosevelt (one of the few men ahead of Obama), said in November 1930 about high energy prices during economic downturns with widespread joblessness: “when you pay six dollars a month for electricity instead of two,” the taxpayer suffers. *

Hmmm.  Suffering.  People suffering.

Hint: maybe you might wait with the skyrocketing stuff until after the recession?

* Shlaes, Amity.  The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.  HarperCollins, 2007.  New York., p. 102.

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About Michael J. Kubat

I'm a grumpy Czech-born clinical social worker who is vitally interested in the survival in the United States as a viable democracy and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
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