"Obama made broader arguments, too, saying that the private sector, typically the answer, cannot do what is needed now.
"At this particular moment, only government can provide the short-term boost necessary to lift us from a recession this deep and severe," he said."
First of all, in government there are no "short-term boosts", we are still burdened with Depression-era laws, regulations, taxes, and government programs that are wrecking lives and businesses.
Secondly, if you want to lift us out of this recession, bring our corporate tax rates down and in line with other countries like Ireland. Then encourage manufactorer to bring their factories back to the USA with incentives. Also, end subsidies. These things will encourage growth and investment, jobs and better lives.
Democrats/progressives use the suffering of the Great Depression to make a massive power grab and move the United States down the road to socialism. Be wary of this happening again because liberals don't pay attention to history, they just repeat it.