While President Obama's budget would expand the scope of government the House GOP alternative aims to return government spending to historical levels.
Keynesian economics is being hailed as key to ending the collapse.
Spending big on the economy is less risky than doing too little, he asserted Thursday.
Many presidents have vowed to end partisanship. Few succeed.
The rescue of Fannie and Freddie may have opened a new era of federal intervention in business.