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On the Subject of "Corners"

Reported by Marie Therese - August 6, 2004 -

"It is not the function of the government to relieve individuals of their responsibilities to their neighbours, or to relieve private institutions of their responsibilities to the public." - President Herbert Hoover

Hoover was a Republican who believed in "rugged individualism", meaning, if you were in trouble, you should help yourself and not expect help from the government. He is the only President, other than George Bush, to have a net loss of jobs during his administration.

In 1932, convinced that the effects of the Crash of '29 would not last, the President told a gathering of businessmen:

"Prosperity is just around the corner."

On July 30th, George Bush unveiled his new campaign theme:

"We've turned a corner, and we're not turning back".

Does the similarity of these two statements make anyone out there even the teeniest bit nervous?