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Is Obama the second coming of FDR who restored America?

Asked By: King TootinCommonSense - 11/15/2008
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Answered By: Timothy S - 11/15/2008
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More like the second coming of Jimmy Carter
Answered By: brian2412 - 11/15/2008
 
I think he's worse. In 1931 the unemployment rate was 31% In 1939 it was....31`%
Answered By: Dog Lover - 11/15/2008
 
I'm sure that is what we are all hoping for. I personally just want him to do what he said he will do and for everyone to give the guy a chance. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AhiWqeMiqN9p5r4BH50SMBLsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081115085409AA5aVAr
Answered By: In this together. - 11/15/2008
 
Maybe the second coming of Josef Stalin would be more accurate.
Answered By: Coriantum - 11/15/2008
 
The incoming President will have little or no power when it comes to the economy. Congress saw to that, last month! If its anyone, its "Hank" Paulson.
Answered By: beatle1909 - 11/15/2008
 
He doesnt know Jack Sh...about anything, has no experience, he is gonna try and tax the buster browns off the corporations that are now going under.
Answered By: John V - 11/15/2008
 
Yes!
Answered By: Amanda K - 11/15/2008
 
Yes, exactly! FDR turned recession into a deep depression. Obama will do the same.
Answered By: doug0102 - 11/15/2008
 
For decent answer you going to have to ask a group of people that actually have brains.
Answered By: Christine M - 11/15/2008
 
FDR exacerbated the Great Depression by not letting mal-investment liquidate. Instead of a quick recovery FDR prolonged the depression with price fixing, fiscal stimulus, and inconsistent monetary activism. I would say that Obama is on that path.
Answered By: Mike - 11/15/2008
 
Dog Lover has that right. Only the 31% was of a larger population which equals more people without jobs. WWII mobilization ended the depression. How about another world war to overcome the economic genius of our rich, beneficent, socially conscious rich upper class? Have to love the rich folks don't we!? What... More
Answered By: Grilled - 11/15/2008
 
FDR only prevented the restoration of america. All the governments interference with banks actually slowed the process of recovery. I hope he is not the second coming of FDR.
Answered By: Jake H - 11/15/2008
 
world war 2 allowed fdr to implement a more restrictive socialism which resulted in a recovery.
Answered By: scottso360 - 11/15/2008
 
FDR did a lot of stuff to get the country out of the DEPRESSION but in the end it was the WW 2..that got the world out of Depression. so I hope Obama don't want to try this kind of logic.. either way..we all will have to live with less and eat more fiber
Answered By: pablo_asawa - 11/15/2008
 
HELL NO! Obama wants to bomb pakistan and raise taxes on yes the middle class.. read his economic policy it's not 250,000 it's 90 000 and up His chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is passing NAFTA -- that's why all the jobs go over seas
Answered By: I LOVE hILLARY cLINTON - 11/15/2008
 
The Great Depression happened for the same reason that the present Depression is happening - greedy, crooked, incompetent Wall Street CEO's betting the entire farm on the Stock Market and Real Estate market - when it's obvious the minute they go down, the entire economy will collapse... More
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Answered By: brave new world - 11/15/2008
 
Yes, Obama is the 2nd coming of FDR. Unfortunately, that means we are in for a tyrannical regime and a Greater Depression.
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Answered By: Brad - 11/15/2008
 
FDR prolonged the depression, do you actually know how to read. I think barry will be more like a stalin/chavez/hitler/castro combo - oh boy it is going to be a rough time ahead for all of us true patriots.
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Answered By: Green Eyed Gila ver2.0 - 11/15/2008
 
Looks like Clinton 2.0 without the Republican Congress.
Answered By: Themis - 11/15/2008
 
God, we hope not! FDR stared the welfare state, and we see how well... More
Answered By: Outlawcajun - 11/15/2008
 
FDR did nothing to restore america. He raised tax rates increased the government. All while doing much to help unemployment. Adolf Hitler and World War two restored America
Answered By: MyNameAShadi - 11/15/2008
 
FDR just rolled over in his grave
Answered By: blondie - 11/15/2008
 
Despite what you read in the history books, FDR did not end the great depression - he prolonged it. So, yes, comparing him to the historically correct (and simultaneously politically incorrect) version of FDR, I'd say Obama is the second coming of FDR. Heaven help us.
Answered By: SaberKnight88 - 11/15/2008
 
we are paying dearly today for fdr's restoration.
Answered By: eir - 11/15/2008
 
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