"Huey Pierce Long, Jr.", nicknamed "The Kingfish", was an United States/American politician who served as the List of Governors of Louisiana/40th Governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1932 until his assassination in 1935. A History of the Democratic Party (United States)/Democrat, he was an outspoken populism/populist who denounced the rich and the banks and called for "Share the Wealth." As the political boss of the state he commanded wide networks of supporters and was willing to take forceful action. He established the political prominence of the Long family/Long political family.
Long is best known for his Share Our Wealth program, created in 1934 under the motto "Every Man a King." It proposed new wealth redistribution measures in the form of a wealth tax/net asset tax on corporations and individuals to curb the poverty and homelessness endemic nationwide during the Great Depression in the United States/Great Depression. To stimulate the economy, Long advocated federal spending on public works, education/schools and colleges, and old age pensions. He was an ardent critic of the policies of the Federal Reserve System.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More Huey Long on Wikipedia.