Hey, George Bush and Dick Cheney did it, why can't the congressmen?
Here's today's unintentionally funny make-believe history. Ohio Rep. Steve Austria said this to the Columbus Dispatch:
Too bad that the Columbus Dispatch had a command of real, historical facts:
When (President Franklin) Roosevelt did this, he put our country into a Great Depression,” Austria said. “He tried to borrow and spend, he tried to use the Keynesian approach, and our country ended up in a Great Depression. That’s just history.
Most historians date the beginning of the Great Depression at or shortly after the stock-market crash of 1929; Roosevelt took office in 1933.