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

FDR radio quotes on Thom Hartmann
Written by JoAnn Chateau

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!

Aware & Fair


About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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