Seriously, this isn't one of those "it was better in my day" reminisces, but it really wasn't that long ago (1986-1988) when the entire federal budget for one year was in the $800-$900 billion range. Now we're spending that amount in one bill. The question I want to ask the Obama administration is this: If government is the only institution that can create jobs (three million by the administration's estimate) and end the recession, why not spend (i.e., print) twice that amount in the "stimulus"? Three times that amount? We'd create all the jobs in the world and everybody would be happy as could be. We'd even have enough for people from other countries. Of course, in the Soviet Union the government created full employment as well.
Just thought a little perspective was in order.