|The institutions F.D.R. built have proved both durable and essential. Indeed, those institutions remain the bedrock of our nation 's economic stability. Imagine how much worse the financial crisis would be if the New Deal hadn 't insured most bank deposits. Imagine how insecure older Americans would feel right now if Republicans had managed to dismantle Social Security.
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