• The money was all appropriated for the top in the hopes that it would trickle down to the needy. Mr. Hoover didn’t 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.

    "And Here's How It All Happened". Syndicated column #518. "Will Rogers' Daily Telegrams: The Hoover years, 1931-1933". Book by Steven Gragert, 1982.
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