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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-24-13 07:16 PM
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I'm sure their concern was genuine
I mean it was 1933, and Roosevelt had been in office over 12 days and had yet to fix the disaster caused by their allies from the previous 12 years.
I mean, merciful heavens what had that man been doing during those 288+ hours any how?
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-25-13 01:11 AM
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1. He was slackin on the job.
Right. Roosevelt might have actually saved the upper crust from some sort of populist uprising, or Fascist takeover.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-27-13 02:39 PM
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2. the wiki on the plot shows a different timeline.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Plot

Roosevelt was first inaugurated March 4, 1933. He did so much in his first 100 days that the custom of evaluating a President's first 100 days in office began with him. Besides, while running, he had promised to provide jobs for all the unemployed.

Wiki is suggesting that the business were chagrined from the campaign promise about employment, but also focuses on the gold standard bit. It indicates that discussions of toppling Roosevelt did not begin until August.

The bit about the gold standard: Congress did enact what Roosevelt wanted. The SCOTUS struck it down, but not until 1935. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry_v._United_States

This came to my attention recently because wiki cites the case in its analysis of the 14th Amendment section on the validity of public debt, which I looked at in connection with the debt ceiling, which Boehner is again threatening not to raise. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/14th_Amendment_to_the_Unit...

It's possible that the Bonus Army, which marched on Washington the year before, while Hoover was still in office, brought about the idea for how a coup could be accomplished. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonus_army

Eisenhower and MacArthur dealt harshly with the WWI vets. Supposedly, that was of their own accord. Supposedly, Hoover had only asked them to keep order or something. I heard that on PBS. Sounded like RW bullshit to me.

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