Sunday, April 5, 2009

Blast from the past

Today I wanted to share with you a blast from the past. This is cartoon from the Chicago Tribune in 1934. My only question is, have things changed any? Oh, and you may find this picture a bit small. I had to shrink it to fit it on the blog.
Those in the cart are Ickes, Wallace, and Richberg. On the side of the cart it says "Young pinkies from Columbia and Harvard". One of them in the cart has a bottle labeled "power" and all of them are shoveling money overboard. The man leading the cart on a donkey has a sign on his back that says "Tugwell... Head Braintruster". On the back of the cart it says, "Depleting the resources of the soundest government in the world". In the background Stalin with arms folded is saying, "How red the sunrise is getting". In the bottom left corner there is a quote next to the head of the man writing the plan that says, "It worked for Russia". The plan says, "Plan of Action for U.S. - Spend! Spend! Spend under the guise of recovery - bust the government - blame the capitalists for the failure - junk the constitution and declare a dictatorship"