New Deal or Raw Deal?: How FDR's Economic Legacy Has Damaged America
By: Burton W. Jr. Folsom
**** 4 Stars
This is a great book showing how FDR personal upbringing and his illegal and unconstitutional ways have harmed the US even today. In this book, you see that FDR was a failure in all business ventures he tried. Many of his friends succeeded but he always failed. He mooched off his wealthy mother and even as governor of NY was living in a home that was paid by his mother. This is telling of the way he would govern. It goes into details about the "New Deal" gimmicks and how he used them for political gain. How he used the Democrats to give out WPA jobs in exchange for votes. How he used the IRS to weed out his opponents, a tactic later used by Nixon.
Thia book goes into detail and names names of people and states the benefited from his reckless spending. How he created the position of Press Secretary to help cover up unwanted media coverage and to "leak" information hw wanted to leak.
I recommend this book to anyone interested in seeing how closely the Bush and Obama administration align with the progressive movement of FDR.