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My New Deal for America
February 18
19:19 2019

As I witness all those Democrats jumping on board of what they call the Green New Deal for America, I have concluded that their RESOLUTION may not go far enough. I emphasized “resolution” because this great vision of our future is only a resolution. It is not a plan or even a bill. As the ever-pragmatic Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, it is a dream.

If you wonder why they gave it a name that alludes to President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal, the answer is simple. They know that too many Americans believe that FDR’s New Deal was a great deal for America. They believe his economic policies ended the Great Depression. He did incrementally advance the cause of socialism – the left’s favorite political philosophy these days.

If you do the research and look at the facts – the statistics – you will discover that the New Deal was a failure and did virtually permanent damage to the Republic. First, it did little to nothing to get us out of the Great Depression. Check the statistics. Ten years after the stock market crash that triggered the Depression, American workers were still suffering depression-level unemployment – between 15 and 20 percent. And for blacks, it was much worse. In fact, all those segregated inner cities controlled by the Democratic Party suffered depression-level unemployment for generations.

That is because the FDR New Deal was crafted by Democrats FDR appointed who had ties to the Ku Klux Klan. Virtually every New Deal program was enacted by the powerful racist southern Democrats and were designed to take jobs away from blacks and give them to whites … period. Prior to the crash, black unemployment was marginally lower than white unemployment. They were mostly the lowest level, poorest paying jobs, however – jobs whites did not want.

When the Depression hit, whites were more than willing to take those jobs, and the New Deal was designed to take jobs from blacks and give them to whites. That is why white unemployment reached into the 20-percentile bracket, and black unemployment soared over 50 percent.

What put America back to work was all those purchases in the late 1930s of military goods by England and France which were already at war with Germany.

Of course, those proposing the Green New Deal are not interested in facts and realities, but rather political selling points. They offer up the magical benefits of snake oil socialism to make the sale. We are told to dream big to achieve great things.

Weeell. That got me thinking. What would be in the Horist New Deal for America if I “dream big?” My Utopian resolution would include the following.

First, everyone in America would have a job if they wanted one. If they chose not to work, they would get paid anyway. (Okay, I stole that bit of dreaming from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.)

In terms of pay, everyone in America would receive a salary above the national average. Think about that. Everyone in American will be paid more than the average worker. If you think that is not even statistically possible, never mind. Since impossibility is no barrier to the Green New Deal dreamers, there is no reason for me to restrict my vision. And remember, this is only a politically motivated aspirational resolution – reality not required.

In my resolution, there would be no middle class. Everyone would be rich. We would be a nation of millionaires and billionaires. Ninety-nine percent of the people would be in the upper one percent income bracket. Oh … who are the one-percenters in my New Deal? Children who are not yet old enough to be getting one of those BIG wage-controlled checks from the employer – or from Uncle Sam, if they chose not to work.

In my vision, we would take unnecessary property away from those who had acquired too much and redistributed it to those who would like it. (Personally, I have my dibs on Mar-a-Lago – or maybe Bill Gates home in Seattle.) I got this idea of property confiscation from the post-revolution socialist government in Rhodesia – or Zimbabwe, as it is known today. Of course, in my New Deal it will work out a lot better than it did for the folks over there.

Since my New Deal has unlimited wealth, we will save a lot of money on border security because anyone who wants to be part of my New Deal can just come to America and sign up. And, we will not have any crime because there would be no reason to rob banks or burglarize homes.

In my New Deal, we would cooperate with all the other nations to invest in a worldwide temperature control system so that everyone can live in comfort – maybe between 70 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. At the same time, we will prevent the glaciers at the North and South Poles from melting with huge refrigerating systems. Of course, to do this, we will have to invest trillions of dollars in new untested technology, but isn’t that what government is for?

In the Horist New Deal, not only would everyone have an opportunity to go to school free of any costs, they would be required to do so. This is because everyone would need to have the opportunity to learn the benefits and joys of the Horist New Deal. This is not a big deal. It is sort of like socialism is taught today. There would be no controversy in education because there would be a proper national curriculum. This method of learning has already been successfully tested in such socialist nations as China and Russia.

There would be no need to pay for insurance since Uncle Sam would provide all medical services in government-run hospitals. We would just need to expand the current Veteran Administration hospital program.

Certainly, all of this will require an enormous amount of money. That is the simplest solution of all. We just print more … and more … and more. We do not even have to borrow money. I know a lot of economists say that printing money would create hyper-inflation like what we see in socialist Venezuela, but what do they know? This is a decision for politicians – not economists – to make.

The problem with the Green New Deal is that they are just thinking too small. If they want to dwell in the world of make-believe, they should raise their sights. Don’t you think?

So, there ‘tis.

About Author

Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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12 Comments

  1. Allen
    Allen February 19, 19:12

    Wow, finally someone put pen to paper on Roosevelt. Next, would you look at the mass murdered Abraham Lincoln. He was a tyrant.

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  2. Bill
    Bill February 19, 20:05

    I agree completely that Franklin Roosevelt did not end the Great Depression. I believe that he turned a three-year recession into the ten-year Great Depression.
    And, as the article states, it was the sales of military goods to the Allies that ended the Depression. If one man deserves credit for ending the Depression, it is Adolf Hitler.

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    • stewartinoz
      stewartinoz February 20, 00:03

      I thought it was called Lend Lease and took a while to pay it back.
      However, to be fair, if it hadn’t been for the USA , we would all have been satellite states of Hitler’s world plan for Germania. Sieg Heil!
      Or, there but for the Grace of GOD we might have been.

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  3. Doug
    Doug February 19, 20:40

    So Larry, what is your solution? Continue down the path of no action hoping that Climate Change will disappear on its own? Why don’t you provide your suggestions on how we deal with climate change. I give the Green Deal credit for saying we need to come up with ideas to save our world.

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  4. Jerry
    Jerry February 19, 21:37

    How do you justify the stock market going up over 400% in the middles the ’30s if Roosevelt’s ideas were a failure?

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    • THETRUTHISALWAYSTRUE
      THETRUTHISALWAYSTRUE February 19, 22:05

      Jerry, I believe the stock market crashed in 1929 to near zero. So any recovery, no matter how slight, would look huge. 400% of nothing is still “what?”.

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    • Sparking
      Sparking April 29, 19:59

      Mmmmm……guess you could ask all the investors who chose to jump from the sky scraper windows after losing everything….not to mention the ordinary citizens the Banks convinced to buy Stocks on credit! 🇺🇸

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  5. Kiowah
    Kiowah February 19, 21:43

    Hahaha that was great!
    Great!

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  6. DG
    DG February 20, 01:43

    There are a lot of senior citizens in this country who are very thankful for Social Security, part of Franklin’s New Deal. Without this safety net, many would have little to no income, and would be on the welfare rolls.

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    • Randy
      Randy February 21, 03:41

      Social Security is not social well fair! I and my employer paid into it for 45 years. If I could have taken that money and put it into stocks and bonds I would be getting much more than what the government is paying me today.

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  7. no liberal patsy
    no liberal patsy February 20, 19:15

    Ah yes, Social security, the original Ponzi scheme. Designed to help people down and out, it became a piggy bank for the politicians in 1964. They “borrowed” from SS to fund their own programs. Ask anyone if those bonds will ever be honored. (I did and received some laughs). Bottom line. SS was supposed to be an emergency fallback, not a politician’s piggy bank.All folks who paid into it are being screwed when politicians say SS is going broke. It’s only broke because the politicians basically stole it.

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