[citation][nom]firemage[/nom]There are checks and balances in the government, it watches itself, and end the end we the voters check them in the end.The Government isn't a corp but a government meaning they have a vested interest in the people. And for the record the New Deal and other FDR programs, not only did they end the depression they held off the other downturns from becoming such until Reagan to Bush II broke the systems that had protected us for so long.-G[/citation]
For the record, the stock market and the economy were largly recovered by 1935, but FDR was a fiscal conservative, and wanted to balance the budget. As cutting programs wouldn't work, he did the only other reasonable thing he could: he raised taxes after being re-elected, which triggered another crash. Bad move on his part, but its clear that his programs did what they intended to do, and his experiance with trying to balance the budget during a recession is why the budget is forgotten about during a recession, as tring to keep it balanced does more harm then good.