When President Truman announced his “Fair Deal” proposals, he was assuming that the American people wanted an extension of the New Deal and more government involvement in the economy.
The Fair Deal can be seen as an extension of the New Deal. It certainly called for more government programs to fix perceived problems. These included such programs as a universal health insurance program, legislation for expanded public housing, and increases in aid to education.
By calling for such programs, Truman clearly showed that he assumed Americans wanted more government intervention. He assumed that Americans wanted the government to be more involved in solving the society’s problems.