When FDR Told His Rich Friends He Would “Miss Them”
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When FDR Told His Rich Friends He Would “Miss Them”

FDR radio quotes on Thom Hartmann
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During the Depression Era of the 1930s, regular Americans experienced extremely tough times. Fortunately, we had a President who took bold action to restore the economy…

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, regular Americans suffered extreme tough times. Fortunately, we had a President who took bold action to restore the economy — by creating government work programs, unemployment insurance, and Social Security.

But Franklin Delano Roosevelt wouldn’t have been able to succeed without the courage to oppose his rich friends. When they threatened to leave the country if he increased taxes on the wealthy class, FDR responded wryly, “I will miss them very much.”

Clips from FDR’s radio broadcasts are courtesy of Thom Hartmann. Listen and enjoy!


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