'But White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs countered: "There was a lot of agreement in that room about the notion that we're facing an economic crisis unlike we've seen in quite some time ... that we must act quickly to stimulate the economy, create jobs, put money back in people's pockets."'
When did that EVER happen? Apart from when governments just get the hell out of the way, don't increase the hazards and overheads, and lower taxes, when do governments EVER 'stimulate the economy, create jobs, put money back in people's pockets'. Do these fuckwits not know any 20th century history at all?
Socialists WANT this pipe dream to be true. They want government to magic everything better, they want to develop the all-powerful, all-knowing, all-controlling state which directs businesses in how and when and what to produce, and who to employ and for how long and in what conditions. Thats definitely what they want. But every single time theyve got it, it has done the diametric opposite of 'stimulate the economy, create jobs, put money back in people's pockets'.
The Soviet Union crumbled because the arse fell out of the Russian economy. After a while, the cumulative effect of economic collapse was demoralisation, political discontent and the failure of crucial systems. Is there a risk that the US will go the same way? Only Robert Gibbs and the other Dem morons would doubt it.