Are you aware of this information?Originally Posted by Lark
1. FDR tripled taxes during the Great Depression.
2. In 1969, historian Leonard Arrington looked at the New Deal spending per person. The top 14 states were all in the WEST. A person living in the West received 60% more New Deal money than someone living in the South. Why? Because the Southern states voted for FDR overwhelmingly (over 67% of the southern vote went to FDR); there was no need to spend money in the south because FDR already had their votes.
3. Workers in the WPA got 32 cents/hour in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia; they got $2.25/hour in New Jersey.
4. FDR's Fair Labor Standards Act specified a minimum wage of 25 cents/hour. Within two weeks of its passing, 30K to 50K workers in the South lost their jobs; they were priced out of the job market.
5. The Social Security tax and the undistributed profits tax took $2 billion out of the economy.
6. FDR issued an executive order that called for a 100% tax on incomes over $25,000/year.
From Jim Powell's "FDR's Folly"