|"Without going into any detail or figures, it is recognized by everyone that our most urgent and acute problem today is to immediately provide adequate relief to the millions of our people who are destitute and unemployed in every corner of our nation. It is a national disgrace that such sufferinng should be permitted in this, the wealthiest country in the world. The present condition is not the fault of the unemployed, but that of our business, financial and political leadership. It is incomprehensible that the people of this country should very much longer stupidly continue to suffer the wastes, the bread lines, the suicides, and the despair and be forced to die, steal, or accept a miserable pittance in the form of charity which they resent, and properly resent. We shall either adopt a plan which will meet this situation under capitalism, or a plan will be adopted for us which will operate without capitalism." -Marriner S. Eccles 1933|
Sad that we don't have courageous people like this today.