I remember, well, the stories my parents and grandparents told me about The Great Depression I. One day, in 1929 or 1930, one set of grandparents were evicted from their home, their business was confiscated as were all the cars and trucks necessary to run a smal townl meat market. Households on both sides of my family moved in with relatives, they grew huge vegetable and fruit gardens, as well as raised chickens, beef, and pigs. The rich became richer and the working class became poor.
FDR, elected in 1932, began the restoration by surrounding himself with competent advisors, he delegated authority, and before his first term was over, Roosevelt signed legislation designed to fix banks and the stock market.
He led the effort to create voting blocs, a group of voters strongly motivated by a specific common concern or group of concerns to the point that such specific concerns tend to dominate their voting patterns, causing them to vote together in elections.
He developed a plan to put people to work, he created a housing program, and had built a public-owned electric power project. He worked in the interest of industrialists and laborers.
I was born in 1936 when the economy was well on its way to recovery.
That is our history, here is our reality in 2020.
I understand that the Trump/Kushner family is evicting tenants and buying up foreclosed property.
"CORONAVIRUS HASN’T STOPPED JARED KUSHNER’S REAL ESTATE EMPIRE FROM HOUNDING TENANTS WITH DEBT COLLECTION, EVICTION LAWSUITS
Kushner Companies filed lawsuits against tenants in New Jersey and Maryland, even as governors in both states called for a halt to evictions."
~ David Kocieniewski and Caleb Melby, (April 4 2020).
”Kushner Cos., the real estate firm owned by the family of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, has received about $800 million in federally backed debt to buy apartments in Maryland and Virginia -- the company’s biggest purchase in a decade.
”The loan was issued by Berkadia, a lender co-owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and Jefferies Financial Group Inc., in a deal that’s backed by government-owned Freddie Mac, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be named discussing the private transaction.”
~ David Kocieniewski and Caleb Melby, (May 23, 2019). Bloomberg.