You might want to read Thomas Sowell on how the NEW DEAL caused the Great Depression to be much deeper than it needed. You might also want to go back to the professor who taught you to be so economically ignorant and kick him in the shins.
By the way trickle-down is a poor term, wildly misleading and completely misunderstood - as you prove.
Socialism is a pull-down system (except for the 1% running the show who OWN and contol everything). You work hard and the corrupt 1% will take it from you.
Free market capitalism is a pull up system. You work hard, pull yourself up and take care of your family.