Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Makes sense to me:

Matt Yglesias alerts us to this item:
U.S. Representative Steve Austria said he supports a scaled-down federal economic-stimulus proposal, but the Beavercreek Republican told The Dispatch editorial board that the huge influx of money into the economy could have a negative effect.

“When (President Franklin) Roosevelt did this, he put our country into a Great Depression,” Austria said. “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.”
Of course Roosevelt put the country into a Great Depression. That's why he was reelected three times.


I know the Constitution doesn't require tests for public office, but I think people filing to run for Congress should first have to pass a quiz on basic American history.

Jesus, what a dumbass.

By Anonymous Screamin' Demon, at 2/11/2009 9:56 AM  

To be fair, I doubt they'd put a question like that on the quiz.

No one could be that stupid, they'd say.

By Blogger Andrew A. Gill, at 2/11/2009 5:57 PM  

Let's see, the Crash was in 1929 and FDR was not sworn in until March of 1933. Was the economy hunky-dory in the interim?

This will go on the Congressman's official record. I wonder what else is on his record.

By Blogger Shag from Brookline, at 2/13/2009 4:36 AM  

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