It saddened me deeply to read Gene Robke’s letter extolling the virtues of past Democrat presidents in dealing with the economy. It was obvious to me that he has gone off of his meds again.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Although he did not cause the Great Depression, he most certainly exacerbated the problem. Alphabet programs, exploding government, total ineptitude on economic issues and his Keynesian ideology of mindless spending.
World War II: Was the only thing that eventually pulled his shorts out of the fire — as he planned.
John F. Kennedy: This one is a tossup. He most probably would not have been re-elected. His one virtue was the lowering of outrageous tax rates. Kennedy was the last fiscal and socially responsible Democrat.
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Lyndon B. Johnson: His answer to a thriving society was the disastrous Vietnam War and his Great Society programs, both of which started the ruination of our country, both financially and morally. Another Keynesian troll.
Jimmy Carter: Are you for freaking real? Can’t you remember double-digit inflation, double-digit interest rates and the misery index? His ineptness in foreign policy and, like our current doofus-in-chief, his ruination of our military.
This is your brain, and this is your brain on liberalism (egg frying in a pan). May I suggest to the Robester, a Thorazine spritzer to help get you back on track?
Roddy D. Riggs, Highland