Huey Long Describes His "Share Our Wealth" Program Ca. 1935

Huey Long Describes His "Share Our Wealth" Program Ca. 1935

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In the depths of the Great Depression, Louisiana Senator Huey Long proposed the "Share Our Wealth" program because he felt that Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal policies did not provide effective economic relief for the average citizen. Under Long's program the federal government would heavily tax the wealthy and cap personal wealth at $10 million. The collected taxes would then be redistributed to the poor so that every family could "own a home and comforts necessary for a home". The "Share Our Wealth" program was popular with the public, but detractors labeled him a fascist. Long was assassinated on September 8, 1935, less than a month after he announced his intentions to run for president.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, [1935]
Copyright Date: ©1935
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (0 min., 25 sec.)) : sound.
video file, rda
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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