It's obvious he's exploiting the fear of a great depression to advance his agenda; much the same as when the dems all screamed about how GWB used 9-11 to push us into war with Iraq. Fear is an enormous motivator for the masses, but he only has a limited window of opportunity to use it, hence the IMMEDIACY of his actions. Consistent with that, is his claiming that nothing will work short of the kind of sweeping, all inclusive plan he's proposing. When you terrify people, and back them up to the edge of a dark precipice, with the certain knowledge that they're imminently slipping further, you can pretty much get them to sign anything to get a hand on a rope to pull them from the brink. I thought BO was against torture, but it looks for all intents like he's waterboarding the entire US right now.In his first month in office BO has pushed through an unprecedented $787 billion pork-laden economic stimulus package, announced plans to save the car industry, stabilize the stricken banking sector and stem the flood of home repossessions. Then came his near-$4-trillion budget, one of the most audacious agendas ever announced by a new president. He declared his intention not just to pump trillions of dollars into a short-term rescue for the economy, but also to press ahead with enormously costly plans to trigger a green industrial revolution, transform education and provide health coverage to all Americans. These are long term issues that have bedeviled Congress and other presidents for decades and achieving just one would be an extraordinary achievement. But BO wants all three, and RIGHT NOW fast. It is a manifesto document of such staggering ambition and risk that even some Democratic BO supporters are suddenly beginning to feel nauseous. There have been only a few watershed moments in U.S. history, and this is one. Because the public rejected the presidency that preceded him, he believes he has a mandate to reshape governing philosophy and electoral alignment. He is trying to crush conservatism and end the age of anti-tax, anti-regulation policies that have been the guiding philosophies of U.S. governance for more than a generation. He wants to usher in a New Deal-Great Society wealth redistribution and central federal intervention program of staggering proportion. He is gambling not only his own presidency, but the future well being of the country in his attempt to make govt indispensable to you. If he fails, he could bankrupt the world's largest economy. You should be scared.
Believe me, I am scared!