FDR was NOT doing enough for the poor.
Long pushed his “Share Our Wealth” program.
Take all income over $1,000,000 to give:
For all Americans
FDR was NOT doing enough for old people.
Proposed a $200 a month pension to everyone over 60.
This was good for (2) reasons:
$$ to boost economy
Open a job up for a younger American
FDR had NOT done enough….
Fr. Coughlin felt that FDR did not take on the powerful bankers in the United States.
Used the radio to blast FDR and became known as the “Radio Priest”.
FDR had gone TO FAR with the New Deal.
Interfering with business and people’s lives.
Government was taking away freedoms from Americans.
Social Security Act of 1935
How is Social Security funded?