By Jim Hagarty
Punn Ditt Inc.
So much has been and is being written about what might lie ahead now that the Republican Party has control of all three branches of government. Set aside the danger of Donald Trump, an erratic, immature man who is capable of God only knows what. It is the Republican agenda that is to be more feared, in all likelihood. And that is because this group of people has its sights firmly set on returning the United States to pre-Franklin D. Roosevelt days. This is not my opinion. Right wingers are on record saying America’s problems began with FDR and his New Deal. That was when the U.S. became a socialist nation.
It is amazing and frightening that these people who have power over others’ lives, seem to have forgotten the ten lost years of the Great Depression which preceded FDR. In the U.S. and in Canaada, “laissez faire” leaders wanted everything left to the wisdom of the market and free enterprise. The decade of inaction by Herbert Hoover in the U.S. and R.B. Bennett in Canada, resulted in so much human suffering it can hardly be quantified.
Roosevelt (and the demands of the Second World War) showed what government could do.
Conservatives believe the nations went into decline then and there. Up is down to them. They want to go back there. They might get their wish.