Representative Steve Austria (R-OH) has the skinny on FDR: the man was a time-travelling socialist.
"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.""That's just history." Ah, the House of Representatives, the House of Drunken First Blathering.
Most historians date the beginning of the Great Depression at or shortly after the stock-market crash of 1929; Roosevelt took office in 1933.