The Fair Deal faced opposition by a coalition of conservative Republicans and predominantly southern conservative Democrats.However, despite strong opposition, there were elements of Truman’s agenda that did win congressional approval, such as the public housing subsidies cosponsored by Republican Robert A.The Depression did not return after the war and the Fair Deal had to contend with prosperity and an optimistic future.The Fair Dealers thought in terms of abundance rather than depression scarcity.A liberal Democrat of the Midwestern populist tradition, Truman was determined to both continue the legacy of the New Deal and to make Franklin Roosevelt's proposed Economic Bill of Rights a reality, while making his own mark in social policy.In a scholarly article published in 1972, historian Alonzo Hamby argued that the Fair Deal reflected the "vital center" approach to liberalism which rejected totalitarianism, was suspicious of excessive concentrations of government power, and honored the New Deal as an effort to achieve a "democratic socialist society." Solidly based upon the New Deal tradition in its advocacy of wide-ranging social legislation, the Fair Deal differed enough to claim a separate identity.Many of these proposed reforms, however, were never realized due the opposition of the conservative majority in Congress.Despite these setbacks, Truman's proposals to Congress became more and more abundant over the course of his presidency, and by 1948 a legislative program that was more comprehensive came to be known as the "Fair Deal".
Farm income, dividends, and corporate income were at all-time highs, and there had not been a failure of an insured bank in nearly nine years.
Incomes had risen faster than prices, which meant that real living standards were considerably higher than seven years earlier.
Progress had also been made in civil rights, with the desegregation of both the federal civil Service and the armed forces and the creation of the Commission on Civil Rights.
“That’s why the liberal media has lost its marbles,” he said of these new ways to communicate. They don’t like that we’re not beholden to them and their agenda.
The nastier they get, the more we know we’re doing something right.” “If you want to fight the liberal media, then do something,” Greitens concluded.