"If America continues down the road to Obama's America -- a road that began when President Franklin Roosevelt started building a welfare state here -- our entire nation will become Detroit."
For nearly two generations after the election of Franklin Roosevelt in 1932 his reforms turned an industrial proletariat into a lower middle class with union jobs that provided good wages, benefits, and job security.
The basic reforms of the New Deal are so popular that Republicans do not dare attack them directly. Instead they promote tax cuts with the dishonest claim that these pay for themselves. Then they use the deficits the tax cuts cause to try to stab the New Deal in the back.