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Submitted by : RunsWithScissors
Submitted on : Dec 15,2009 6:55:32 am
Most socialist president the United States has ever had?
Not that that's always a bad thing
During the Korean War Truman seized steel mills. He also attempted "socialized medicine". He was a New Dealer, like FDR.
It may be Teddy Roosevelt. I saw a show on him and he had what was called the "Square Deal." Teddy was very pro-union and sought to break the hold industrial tycoons had on the nation. He was a Republican and was determined to change the party. From the web:
The Square Deal was the term used by Theodore Roosevelt in his campaigns against financial trusts, business interests that controlled markets or restrained trade, and the domination of the U.S. economy by the “predatory rich.” “We demand that big business give people a square deal,” he insisted on a nationwide tour in 1901 to rally public support for proposed legislation to regulate corporations. In his 1904 election campaign Roosevelt used the term to describe his domestic program, promising, “I shall see to it that every man has a square deal, no more and no less.”
Voted : George Bush
Biggest increases in agricultural subsidies
Spent a fortune bailouts
Bush handed out dollar bills like a drunk at a strip club. His administration was a fiscal disaster.
Voted : Franklin Roosevelt
Practically turned the USA into a socialist country during the 1930s with the New Deal...