Barack Obama: Franklin Roosevelt Was “Pretty Fiscally Conservative”
A funny moment from President Obama’s town hall today:
Just for a frame of reference, here’s per-capita federal spending (inflation adjusted) from 1900 forward. Note that the FDR era (1933 – 1945):
And keep in mind that FDR was very nearly a revolutionary, growing the federal government further and more pervasively than perhaps any other American president.
That’s not exactly a picture of fiscal conservatism.Tags: Barack Obama, frankiln roosevelt