Exactly. We got out of the 1920s once before.
We are now approaching the same dangerous levels of income inequality we had in the 1920s.
FDR taught us how to turn that around. It didn't actually take him long.
2/ The Depression may have helped him win the 1932 election, but Roosevelt was able to make rapid changes because he had so much popular support--and because the Dems won both the House and Senate.
3/ He did it without the support of the wealthy class, who remained Republican opponents of his New Deal.
He won in 1932 with 57% of the popular vote. If a Democrat does that in 2020, things can happen fast.
I've been planning a full thread called "FDR Taught Us How."
Tweet #2 was supposed to be a response to this:
You can follow @Teri_Kanefield.
Tip: mention @threader_app on a Twitter thread with the keyword “compile” to get a link to it.
Enjoy Threader? Sign up.
Threader is an independent project created by only two developers. The site gets 500,000+ visits a month and our iOS Twitter client was featured as an App of the Day by Apple. Running this space is expensive and time consuming. If you find Threader useful, please consider supporting us to make it a sustainable project.