The U.S. Secretary of the Treasury on government stimulus as an attempt to end the Great Depression:
"We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever
spent before and it does not work. And I have just one interest, and if I
am wrong … somebody else can have my job. I want to see this country
prosperous. I want to see people get a job. I want to see people get
enough to eat. We have never made good on our promises. … I say after
eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as
when we started. … And an enormous debt to boot."