Oct 31, 1936 – Franklin Roosevelt Speech on the Eve of the Presidential Election 1936 – ‘Government by Organized Money’
“Here and now I want to make myself clear about those who disparage their fellow citizens on the relief rolls. They say that those on relief are not merely jobless—
that they are worthless. Their solution for the relief problem is to end relief—to purge the rolls by starvation. To use the language of the stockbroker, our needy unemployed would be cared for when, as, and if some fairy godmother should happen on the scene.”
“You and I will continue to refuse to accept that estimate of our unemployed fellow Americans. Your government is still on the same side of the street with the Good Samaritan and not with those who pass by on the other side…”
The BullionBuzz presents the text of a short speech given by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on October 31, 1936.