LETTER: If it weren't for people ...

In 1933, unemployment was above20 percent. During Roosevelt's presidency, unemployment dropped every year with the exception of 1937
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

In 1933, unemployment was above20 percent. During Roosevelt's presidency, unemployment dropped every year with the exception of 1937, the year Roosevelt suspended his Alphabet Soup organizations in an attempt to control the budget deficit. Unemployment fell to roughly10 percent upon entrance into World War II. Following World War II, unemployment fell below 5 percent. Nearly 300,000 brave men died in World War II.

Scholars argue the New Deal programs were a failure, World War II pulled the United States out of the Depression, and that government spending cannot help an economic crisis. The New Deal brought government spending in building roads, bridges, and structures, includingSandusky High's football stadium. War brought massive government spending by building up the military. We know the New Deal did not improve conditions, and World War II was the solution, so government spending cannot be the answer. Another aspect of World War II must have pulled the U.S. from the Depression.

Creating unemployment benefits, Social Security, minimum wage, and jobs through government spending slowed the nation's economic growth. The difference between the New Deal and World War II was not government spending, but death. Currently, national unemployment is around nine percent. If the nation follows my plan, unemployment will be zero percent. We need to peacefully dismiss everyunemployed citizen. Dismissing thesecitizens, permanently, will allow the economy to recover and rid the remaining citizens, those employed, the burden of supporting the unemployed through tax dollars. Furthermore, every citizen beyond working age and living on Roosevelt's failed Social Security shall too be dismissed. The elderly damage the economy because they can no longer contribute to society through work. Everyone in society needs to be able to work. The permanent dismissal of those currently unemployed, the elderly, and the disabled will allow the healthy recovery of what is important -- the economy, not people.

Dominic Wells

Sandusky