New Deal Did End The Great Depression



I’m responding to Ed Welge’s letter to the editor of Oct. 12.

Most respected economists will tell you that FDR’s New Deal did, indeed, end the Great Depression. World War II only contributed. Many historians consider FDR to be our third best president, behind Washington and Lincoln.

Of course, you won’t hear these things on FOX.

President Obama’s expanded bank bailouts, begun by George W. Bush (something else you don’t hear very often on FOX), TARP and Cash for Clunkers programs have saved us from a repeat of the Great Depression and a collapse of the domestic auto industry.

We are recovering all of the money that was invested, plus interest.

Far from trying to start a war in the Middle East, President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton are pushing hard for the peace talks they initiated between the Israelis and Palestinians to succeed.

Historians generally agree that World War II began in Europe on Sept. 1, 1939 and Japan on Dec. 7, 1941. FDR wasn’t president in 1918, during World War I.

Merritt Guy Pittman


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