Well at least you and I agree on something here. Although I think FDR is given WAY too much credit for getting the US out of the Depression. It was actually the WWII that got us out. I don't wish to open a can of worms about FDR seeing it on the horizon or not and letting it happen or not.
It really can not be argued with any sense of reason that FDR's policies were responsible for getting the country out of the Depression. Unless you are to say that FDR's policy of massive spending on the war effort was the impetus.
Of course you have such learned opinion put forth like FTL's just above here. No wonder the hard left is so universally hated by the Dalai Lama.
Many of the policies that FDR had did indeed help move the country out of the Depression. Considering we had a workforce unemployment in the 25%+ in many areas of the country, jobs programs were responsible for many of the areas of growth in the rebuilding economy. Projects like the CCC and WPA were examples of simple, yet thorough workfare programs that put bread on the table for millions.
You have to understand that at that time there were no food stamps, no WIC, school lunch programs. When mom and dad were out of work, KIDS DIDN'T EAT. There was only so much sharing in the communities that some places could do.
So as works programs like Hoover Dam and TVA sprung up, they did several things. The provided JOBS first. They also used those programs to build infrastructure and rebuild the country.
While you can argue that the country got out of the depression with WW2, MOST of the rebuilding of the economy had already been in place a few years prior to 1939. When we started building for Lend/Lease, that spurred on the economy to actual "growth" levels instead of just "getting back to a real functioning economy" levels.
So, there are two elements to FDR. Yes he overreached. But some of that overreach, at the time was very necessary. Second, he managed the growth so that it was steady and not fits and starts. Third, he put in place some very good programs that instilled confidence in the economy and in the government, two institutions that had extremely low confidence prior to those programs. [THAT is where the parallels are with today].