Philosophy[ edit ] 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.
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. Economist Leon Keyserling argued that the liberal task was to spread the benefits of abundance throughout society by stimulating economic growth.
Agriculture Secretary Charles F. Brannan wanted to unleash the benefits of agricultural abundance and to encourage the development of an urban-rural Democratic coalition.
However the Brannan Plan was defeated by strong conservative opposition in Congress and by his unrealistic confidence in the possibility uniting urban labor and farm owners who distrusted rural insurgency.
Substantial increases in the minimum wage, together with broader coverage. The maintenance and extension of price controls to keep down the cost of living in the transition to a peacetime economy.
A pragmatic approach towards drafting legislation eliminating wartime agencies and wartime controls, taking legal difficulties into account. Legislation to ensure full employment.
Legislation to make the Fair Employment Practice Committee permanent.
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The maintenance of sound industrial relations. The extension of the United States Employment Service to provide jobs for demobilized military personnel.
Increased aid to farmers. The removal of the restrictions on eligibility for voluntary enlistment and allowing the armed forces to enlist a greater number of volunteers.
The enactment of broad and comprehensive housing legislation. The establishment of a single Federal research agency. A major revision of the taxation system.
The encouragement of surplus-property disposal. Greater levels of assistance to small businesses. Improvements in federal aid to war veterans. A major expansion of public works, conserving and building up natural resources. The encouragement of post-war reconstruction and settling the obligations of the Lend-Lease Act.
The introduction of a decent pay scale for all Federal Government employees—executive, legislative, and judicial. Legislation to bring about the acquisition and retention of stockpiles of materials necessary for meeting the defense needs of the nation.
Truman did not send proposed legislation to Congress; he expected Congress to draft the bills. Many of these proposed reforms, however, were never realized due the opposition of the conservative majority in Congress.The First Cold Warrior: Harry Truman, Containment, and the Remaking of Liberal Internationalism First Edition (1st printing), Edition.
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