A Chicken In Every Pot - If You've Got a Pot !
In 1928 the Republicans feasted whilst the people starved
November 29, 2011
A shack in the 1930 shanty town in Portland's Sullivan's Gulch
Suddenly many couldn't pay their mortgages so millions became homeless and lived in shanty towns, ironically named Hoovervilles. Portland's Hooverville was in Sullivan's Gulch, see The Oregon Encylopedia
In the Broadway musical Annie, she visits such a Hooverville and the chorus sings:
In every pot he said "a chicken"
But Herbert Hoover he forgot,
Not only don't we have the chicken,
We ain't got the pot!
While millions of families were begging food in the streets the President and his wife were partying on a grander scale than ever before. Mrs. Hoover never questioned the amount of food consumed or its cost, only insisting it be of the best quality.
It is because of this Republicans attitude that in the Election of 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt won in a landslide, ushering in decades of Democratic dominance in presidential elections. The Hoover family left the White House in disgrace.
Let's hope people don't forget the lessons of history.