24 - FDR's second new deal Were FDR's programs successful?...

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FDR’s second new deal 24/07/2007 08:46:00 Were FDR’s programs successful? - Huey Long didn’t think so. “Break up the swollen fortunes of America and spread  the wealth among the peoples.” (socialist) - Long was assassinated in 1935 - Labor protests indicated that FDR’s industrial programs were not working.  Employers were not allowing workers to unionize. Off year elections of 1934 brought a democratic congress to Washington. They were a  mixed bag of radicals, more representative of the common man. FDR responds to his critics with his second new deal, 1935-37 2 nd  new deal designed to aid poor and downtrodden based on “underconsumptionism”: Government support of strong labor unions (it will increase wages.) Higher social welfare expenditures. (it will put $ in the hands of people) Ambitious public works projects (it will create new jobs) Don’t worry about the cost--- Gv’t borrowing was a key element of 
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