Friday, April 9, 2010

A Chicken in Every Pot

This posting begins a new category which I have named "famous last words."

In 1928, Herbert Hoover was elected President of the United States. In his acceptance speech, he stated: "We in America today are nearer to the final triumph over poverty than ever before in the history of this land. We shall soon with the help of God be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this land."

His campaign slogan was: "A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage."

Less than a year later marked the beginning of The Great Depression.

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