How long can liberals continue to lie about Hoover? No one made any attempt to balance the federal budget until 1937. During the first eight years, Hoover followed by Roosevelt, increased federal spending and made the deficits larger.
Eventually, FDR would try to rein in spending, but with a growing GDP, spending actually increased even as the budget was balanced for a short time.
Taxes soared out of control during the depression. That alone was a major cause of the depression. The author is ignorant.