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  •  Roosevelt was of the plutocracy. (0+ / 0-)

    His brilliance was in crafting a socialism  "lite" that did enough for the People (along with subsequent post war policies and aided by extreme taxation on high marginal income), leveling the playing field that allowed the workers to become the "middle class" that led to the incredible prosperity of the American half-century.  It is silly to denigrate Roosevelt for what ever  fault one cares to exhume; his legacy is to be an Icon of what is possible to achieve through the political process.

    The Capitalists survived to learn to care for and reap the Golden Eggs the fat complacent middle class goose was happy to lay.  Until they got too greedy and tried to follow the source of the Eggs up the Goose's Very Private Parts and wound up eviscerating her, poor Dear.

    The problem,  of course, with the unlimited glory of the prosperous middle class moving forward forever towards Wealth, is we have run right up against the resource capacity of the Planet,  not to mention screwing up the weather, and the vast billions of other Earthlings wanting the same glory.

    interesting times...

    don't always believe what you think

    by claude on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 09:08:33 PM PDT

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