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I was studying some things regarding FDR's administration and was flabbergasted
at what all I did not know about The New Deal.  Yes, I knew about the Social Security Act and FDIC and WPA but what I did not know is what all the WPA did.  

We knew about the infrastructure and jobs that was created but did you know that
so many artists and musicians were part of the WPA?  Beautiful murals painted and musicians teaching children the finer things.  I was astounded to see

the murals and artwork and all under the WPA.  Yes FDR took a great deal of heat regarding his New Deal because many thought so much was unconstituional but at least if it was, then it was for the good and not like wire tapping.  I went from the policies of Hoover where he sounded so much like George W Bush , that it was down right scary.  The WPA was a success.  Goolsbee is gone now and I have no clue and neither does most of America on who is advising this administration regarding their
economics but President Obama needs to re read , as I am sure he has read the life
of FDR and check out very carefully The New Deal.  He needs to create a Deal by executive order to put this country in the right direction.  

Republicans do not only want to do away with most of the New Deal, they want to take us back even further.  The papers  and media were not so much into FDR's mistress as today's media is with every sex scandal but he never let the distraction of not only being disabled but a disabled philanderer get in his way of pulling America from the trenches of The Great Depression.  The man was bold.

Here are some very interesting things if you don't know you will find awesome and if you do know, will continue to find re inspiring about Roosevelt.

Over a thousand theatre productions took place in twenty-two different states. Many of these were given free in schools and community centres. Although performers were only paid $22.73 a week, the FWP employed some of America's most talented artists. In 1934 Orson Welles directed Macbeth for the Negro People's Theatre. He also directed The Cradle Will Rock, a musical by Marc Blitzstein

There were over 12 million people to watch these performances in a three year span.
Where would we be today had FDR not created The New Deal?  He had his own Mitch McConnels and Boehners and Gingrichs as well.  One  jerk that stands out is a man named J. Parnell Thomas.  This one threw around Communist plot like pass the butter.  He was a republican banker and a republican biggie. A Wall Street crook.  Eleanor was a fighter as well and she stood
firm in her work with civil rights.  Where is this kind of leadership today?   I remember a few Dixiecrats still calling her a few choice names during the 60's.  
Our children will have no future if we do not see a New Deal of sorts.  We have to.
There should be movies about this man out today.  I mean Michael Moore is the only one who has covered FDR about policy lately in Capitolism a Love Story.  Has Hollywood gone timid as well?  Is everything about Sports, Reality and Sex?  Do people hide under the covers and walk blindly through the world?  Are they not aware that
doing nothing or practically nothing results in.....NOTHING.  Things are stuck in neutral and if some boldness is not shown then we fall.

We have more of the crazy but they are all cut out of the same cloth (FDR 's opponent)

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