It could've been an insightful comment if you would have left your 'Big Government/Tea Party' agenda out of it.
The New Deal (what you call a failure of Big Gubermnt) was a reaction to the catastrophic failing of decades of 'Small Government'. Lax regulations, complete lack of worker protections and extremely libertarian approach to markets led to the great depression. The New Deal literally saved people from starvation.
What led to the current depression is the almost complete reversal of policies that created the 'American Golden Age' of the 50s through 70s.
Surprisingly when you drastically reduce taxes you incur a massive deficit. Even more surprisingly, when you remove all stop gaps that were put in place to remove market volatility, the markets, fueled by unsustainable greed, fail catastrophically.
All your Tea Party rhetoric neglects to take into consideration what amounts to be a century of contrary empiric evidence and will eventually lead to a full circle. You'll eliminate all government intervention and let the 'Free Market' take care of you, see millions of people in astounding poverty and millions starving on the streets and whoops, suddenly there will be popular cry for socially conscious policy.