Report by Richard Geno
In the second largest crowd to attend a Conservative Forum meeting in history, Dr. Burt Folsom both enlightened and entertained the audience with his knowledge and humor. He started out by pointing out that life is not fair. He was able to trade the icy cold snow of Hillsdale, Michigan for a balmy 70-degree day in Silicon Valley. He also pointed out that it was not fair for him to be showered with such wonderful hospitality in exchange for delivering a lecture on two of the worst presidents in American history (Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama).
Before launching into his main message about the damaging effects of "stimulus packages" and excessive government spending, Dr. Folsom shared the historical background on two of the greatest presidents who receive little credit from historians - Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. With many recommending a government stimulus package back in 1920 with unemployment at 12% after World War I, Warren Harding and his successor, Calvin Coolidge used a two-part plan of cutting federal spending and reducing tax rates.
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