Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Congressman Steve Austria - the next Republican presidential candidate

This one is popping up all over the internet, but I went to the source.

From the Columbus (OH) Dispatch (emphasis mine) -
U.S. Rep. 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."

Most historians date the beginning of the Great Depression at or shortly after the stock-market crash of 1929; Roosevelt took office in 1933.

The only surprising part is that the spewer of revisionist history isn't from AZ. Have faith, however -

It's still early in the election cycle.

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