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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-16-13 05:24 AM
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2. Well, there were, according to this speech, 700,000 public works jobs.
Edited on Sat Feb-16-13 05:29 AM by No Elephants
That is what I focused on. Could have been bs or funny counting.

But, yes, a lot of Hoover's solutions consisted of deciding the Red Cross or charitable neighbors could do a better job than government could.

A stupid PBS program about Hoover treats those pronouncements as totally sincere. IMO, it could very well have been his nice, neighborly way of saying "I don't care how much suffering there is out there. Government ain't doing squat to help." Either way, there is no way PBS pundits today could read his 1930 heart and stating as fact how he "really" felt is by no means objective analysis.
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