Yeah, for a couple of years. The relief the New Deal brought didn't last for very long, and it was also pretty bad on a number of people (especially the work codes). Basically everything after 1931 was pulled out of his ass. There's a pretty interesting book that came out recently, The Forgotten Man, that talks about this. I'm sick, though, so I can't remember much of it right now.
Hoover is an excellent synthesizer patch, by the way.