The Republican could not be more wrong, which for Republican is really saying something, in their insistance that aid to the States be cut. The battlefield of a recession or depression happens at the state and local level. It is the states that administer the programs that help people. The federal government might kick in a lot of money but it is the states that have the organisational infastructure to administer relief. Anyone who is in a desperate place will turn to their state for aid not the federal government.