‘A chicken in every pot’ is so passé. How about, ‘A tank in every parade?’

When is enough enough?

THE SHINBONE STAR

Thirteenth Century England’s King Henry IV is credited with saying, “I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he is unable to have a chicken in his pot every Sunday. Sadly, Henry was unable to “overcome the fiscal and administrative weaknesses that contributed to the eventual downfall” of his 14-year reign, reports The Encyclopædia Britannica.

Years later and across the pond, President Herbert Hoover, father of the 1929 Great Depression, campaigned on a 1928 promise that Americans would have “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.” By 1930, 11 million unemployed adult Americans — a quarter of the population — not only didn’t have the chicken, but were often sleeping in abandoned garages to escape the weather. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century.

This year, King Nincompoop the First and his cabal of stooges…

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