Monday, May 14, 2007


As I'm currently reading The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope, it's no secret that I have quite an admiration for Franklin Roosevelt.

And it's safe to say that this is exactly the kind of thing where he would say 'we did our job, let's do something else.'

The money comes from the Agriculture Department's Rural Utilities Service, an outgrowth of the Rural Electrification Administration created in 1935 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to bring electricity to farms. More than 70 years later, the goal of providing electricity to rural areas has long been accomplished, but the federal government is still making the subsidized loans.


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