I am a little perplexed by those who still seem to believe that the people now in power are actually trying to bring about an economic recovery, even while evidence is mounting to the contrary.
Neal Boortz wrote an excellent piece today on how tax cuts would have been the best way out of this government-created mess, and that all of this stimulus nonsense isn't about creating jobs and bringing about a recovery, but is instead designed to sharply increase the power and control of government.
Everybody has been running around wondering why the government hasn't stepped back and allowed the private sector, as it has always done in past recessions, to lift us out of it more quickly and more efficiently than government could ever do it.
My friend Dan Scott takes to even yet another level in suggesting that what we are seeing is not only deliberate, but is even more sinister than many of us thought, and makes a damned excellent case for his assertion.
I'll go further still and say that I believe that Obama's "plan" is to so thoroughly de-capitalize the private sector in this country that it cannot recover, then to regulate what little is left of it out of existence.
Who is going to stop him, the republicans?
I also believe we as a nation are swirling much closer to the bottom of the loo than most people, even those who are "plugged in" actually realize, as I expect the democrats will actually gain seats in the next mid-term election, not lose them, as so many are saying.Should that happen, the term "We're screwed" will be the understatement of the millennium.