“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. George Santayana
Today there are people who want to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, and all regulations for business. There was a time when that is what we had in this county.
Under President Herbert Hover Business did what ever it wanted to and they polluted the water ways and land. [
] They called out police against labor unions. People died because of callous profit seeking companies who denied employees a safe place to work. Love Canal
We may have some over zealous regulations but there are reasons for most of our regulations.
We did not have the Social Security safety net – people were encouraged to invest for them selves in a stock market with NO regulations. Most poor working class people did not save anything.
Then the stock marked crashed and Hover did nothing. The market is self correcting. A recession followed and Hover did nothing. The Depression followed and Hover did nothing.
Health care? There was none for most people and the average life span was 45 at best.
Do we really want to go back to the good old days of Herbert Hover?