Tom Usher wrote or added | "Guns or butter?" is the old question. Vietnam killed the Great Society. Obama's wars are killing off what's left of the New Deal. The Tea Partiers try to make out as if Roosevelt was unpopular. He was in his fourth term when he died and is still considered to be one of the top two Presidents by those who make it their living to study the history of Presidents — their efficacy.
The laissez-faire capitalists, try as they might, cannot alter the fact that all the recessions before regulation were worst than after until the deregulation wave began with Reagan/Thatcher and has yet to hit its peak because Obama is very much a plant, a stealth deregulator/privatizer.