Here is a short article that appeared a year and a half into the administration of President Roosevelt and it lays the nation's economic short comings right upon the doorstep of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The writer articulated how unrecognizable the nation had become in such a very short span of time. The president's anti-competition policies were reeking havoc on an already damaged economy:
"The New Deal plan for cotton is destroying nothing less than the principal industry of the South... There is freshly disclosed evidence that the Public Works Administration works directly toward the retardation of private enterprise."