That was Benjamin Franklin’s answer when asked if we had a republic or a monarchy. Which means we have to be constantly vigilant, lest someone steal it from us--as Obama is doing today. He sold America on his “stimulus swindle” by telling us it was necessary to pass it into law NOW, without our representatives (who voted it in) even getting a chance to READ its 1,100 pages. When they do, they’ll find some interesting things: Such as $30 million to preserve the salt marsh harvest mouse; $650 million for digital converter boxes (something we wouldn’t need if they had not DECREED that we had to start broadcasting ONLY digitally immediately without "phasing it in" over a period of time) and $400 million to fund educational programs about sexually transmitted diseases (which are adequately funded elsewhere). Then it provided Austin, Texas with a Frisbee park; Shreveport, Louisiana with three aquatic centers, complete with water slides; and Chula Vista, California with a new leash-free dog park.
Is THIS your idea of things to “stimulate” the economy? No; it is a number of “pork projects” the Democrats couldn’t get passed before, so they stuck it in this swindle package. Other things they have in the works are: controlling the Census, and with it congressional redistricting (to create more Democrat elected officials), more spending bills and higher taxes, expanded powers with labor unions through Card Check ( getting rid of secret ballots in deciding whether or not to unionize, so they can intimidate the workers into voting them in), and a plan to silence talk radio with the Fairness Doctrine (whatever they call it). Sounds to me like they are “consolidating their power.” This is reminiscent of Germany after Adolph Hitler was ELECTED Chancellor and slowly, but surely consolidated his power until he was an undisputed dictator and could kill ANYBODY (especially Jews) who disagreed with him at will. He has been praised by Democrats for getting this enormous spending bill passed within three weeks of taking office, and rightly so (in their minds). He has turned out to be the biggest swindler ever and the Democrats love that. Second only to him is AlGore (another liberal Democrat) and his “global warming” swindle.(info from Reagan.org