I would like to add to Mr. Lightfoot's argument about the Roosevelt administration in prolonging the Great Depression. After President Hoover tried to tax America into being prosperous, FDR decided he would even do bigger tax increases in the name of prosperity. This led to a double-dip depression and made everything worse. Higher taxes on everyone, especially the so-called rich, simply retards employment, government revenue and sales for businesses.
It seems to me that the current administration and Congress should take a look at the 1990s when President Clinton was forced by a GOP-controlled Congress to balance a budget and rein in spending. I think the current administration could learn a lot from this. It seems every time a Washington bureaucrat tries to fix something via new taxes, laws or regulate something, it ends up with unintended consequences.
I would refer you to an excellent historical account of the Depression years and unintended consequences the Washington bureaucrats caused in Amity Schlaes book, "The Forgotten Man". The voters could help rein in this administration's spending by giving the GOP control of the House and Senate.