That story was 80 years ago,and I have to admit I have not heard it,But then,my Dad was on WPA for a very short time,until he went to work for the Railroad, so I know what FDR was trying to accomplish.
I remember bare hills being planted with tiny Trees by the CCC,that Roosevelt created for young men. They are huge forests now in Southern Ohio.
No, it's not. It clearly states that there is no evidence to support the claim that the head of the IRS met 157 times with President Obama. It further states that the Daily Caller misrepresented scheduled meetings as meetings the head of the IRS actually attended. In addition it says that the records clearly show that the vast majority of the meetings the head of the IRS did attend occurred in other parts of the whitehouse complex and not in the whitehouse itself. That's pretty unequivocal (and non-misleading) debunking of the right wing bullshit published by the daily caller.
The Fake Story About the IRS Commissioner and the White House
White House records show Douglas Shulman signed in for 11 visits, not 157, between 2009 and 2012.
Garance Franke-RutaMay 31 2013, 10:35 AM ET
The latest twist in the conservative effort to tie the IRS tax-exempt targeting scandal to the president is to focus on public visitor records released by the White House, in which former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman's name appears 157 times between 2009 and 2012. Unfortunately, few of those pushing this line have bothered to read more than the topline of that public information. Bill O'Reilly on Thursday called them the "smoking gun" and demanded of Shulman, "You must explain under oath what you were doing at the White House on 157 separate occasions." His statement built on a Daily Caller story, "IRS's Shulman had more public White House visits than any Cabinet member." An Investors Business Daily story and slew of blog items repeated the charges.
"The alibi the White House has wedded itself to is that it had to work closely with the IRS to implement ObamaCare," the Investor's Business Daily has written -- as if that were not true.
And yet the public meeting schedules available for review to any media outlet show that very thing: Shulman was cleared primarily to meet with administration staffers involved in implementation of the health-care reform bill. He was cleared 40 times to meet with Obama's director of the Office of Health Reform, and a further 80 times for the biweekly health reform deputies meetings and others set up by aides involved with the health-care law implementation efforts. That's 76 percent of his planned White House visits just there, before you even add in all the meetings with Office of Management and Budget personnel also involved in health reform. The Fake Story About the IRS Commissioner and the White House - Garance Franke-Ruta - The Atlantic
So, let's see: Information, that disproves the rightwing allegations, is ignored and information adverse to the administration is leaked.
A, false, comparison is made between: an administration that maintained no public records of how many times the head of the IRS visited the white house and one that has provided imperfect records. Of course the scandal mongers don't disclose the fact that they don't have a true "apples-to-apples" comparison, precisely because the former administration did not make such records public and the system is imperfect.
A, false, presentation of facts: The Whitehouse complex consists of more than the Presidential residence. The scandal mongers fail to articulate this fact...and also fail to articulate that the head of the IRS was scheduled to attend meetings in places OTHER than the Presidential Residence (the vast majority of the time).
Finally, the scandal mongers fail to show how many of the alleged meetings actually occurred (and of that number, how many times the head of the IRS was actually in attendance.)
There is much less here than meets the eye, but the right WILL have their witch hunt.
The irony of all of this is that the GOP has trouble managing real scandals because, due to the tireless exhortations of grassroots salt-of-the-earth folks , they have long since stopped being able to tell what a real scandal actually is.
They cry wolf so often that people who care about specific malfeasance end up being so sick of GOP bloviating that even they roll their eyes.