Will Rogers

“This election was lost four and five and six years ago not this year. They dident start thinking of the old common fellow till just as they started out on the election tour. The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover was an engineer. He knew that water trickled down. Put it uphill and let it go and it will reach the dryest little spot. But he dident know that money trickled up. Give it to the people at the bottom and the people at the top will have it before night anyhow. But it will at least have passed through the poor fellow’s hands. They saved the big banks but the little ones went up the flue.”  Will Rogers 1932

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6 thoughts on “Will Rogers

  1. Will told it like it was and is still today. Trickle down economics has been around for over 120 years and has been proven multiple times not to work , unless your goal is to put money in a rich person’s pocket.

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  2. Clarence Darrow, before the turn of the 20th century, fought long and hard against the trickle down economic theory. It was a huge failure then, and continues to be a failure today. Great quote!

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