1945: after 4 years of all-out war, America is victorious over the Third Reich, Imperial Japan and Italy. Hitler is dead and our troops are streaming home to a GI Bill.
2008: after 7 years of tax cuts for the rich and no-bid contracts, America is bogged down in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bin Ladin is laughing his ass off while Bush vows to veto a GI Bill.
FDR wasn't in it for the money.