They're using the old dogma first brought out by Hitler's PR man that "if you tell a lie, make it big enough and complicated enough, it will come to be believed as if it were truth, and those who believe it will FIGHT you if you deny it." Obama, for instance, is blaming the "economy crunch" on the Republicans, and secondly, on the "financial institutions." The government is "taking over" a large number of mortgages for a small part of their value, and they full well expect to make a profit doing it. Meanwhile, they will be the "landlord" (a word actually used by Barney Frank, one of the "architects" of the scheme to swindle billions of dollars out of the American public, and who is in the forefront of the work to "cure" the problem) of those who are suffering. Obama says if we DON"T make a profit, he'll "lay a tax" on the financial institutions to make THEM pay for the "bailout." in other words, he's DETERMINED to make a profit on the woes of those who couldn't pay it back, but who were loaned the money anyway, on pain of law. Meanwhile it's the "mantra" of the liberals (Democrats) that this "is the culmination of eight years of the Bush administration and it's policies" when in the REAL world, it is the result of FIFTY years of DEMOCRAT policies!
This is just "phase two" of the swindle the Democrats perpetrated on the American public. And it's only one swindle. The "gas crunch" is another. In that one, they put so many roadblocks in the way of domestic refineries that NOT ONE has been built in more than 30 years. At the same time, they prevented (by law) domestic drilling, therefore GUARANTEEING a reduction in domestic oil supply and our dependence on foreign oil. Now they're being asked to "do something" to solve THAT problem. You can bet that while they're making you think they are trying, it's going to cost you a LOT of money while giving THEM more and more CONTROL over the industry. Now they're blaming it on the oil industry to divert us from even THINKING they're responsible; but those of us who PAY ATTENTION know the truth about who is REALLY to blame, and why they did it. There are way too many swindlers who have gotten themselves into positions of power in government, where people don't dare accuse them, and if they do, they're not believed. I think it's funny that when I Googled "government swindlers," I got 185,000 hits, the gist of most of which were that GOVERNMENT must "protect us" from swindlers. Very little about government itself being the swindler. What a laugh, when the GOVERNMENT is the biggest swindler of all! (Just common sense)