No stimulus has worked. Not a single one, no matter what the numbers have said. Employment is not what it should be, and neither is debt. Debt is the problem, and I have said it time and time again in this blog, more of a bad thing cannot make it a good thing. With Ben Bernake's recent decision to take on what amounts to 600 billion dollars in debt to this nation, I see NO wisdom in it. That is not a conclusion based simply on perception alone. The debts of this nation are a threat to national security, that means that in no misguided words, Ben Bernake is not only a thief, he is a domestic terrorist. The acts that he is about to commit on our lands is inexcusable.
If you or I were to steal from the government, we would be put in prison. But when the government steals from us, we are supposed to applaud it? The freedoms that we are supposed to enjoy include economic freedom. If we as a people are enslaved in the deep bonds of debt, we will be a nation of prisoners, a nation of debtors, a nation of weakened citizens, forced into debt servitude. What will the result be, even if this "bailout" works? What then is more economic struggles to pay off the debts. Any increase in economy that might result will be offset by the tax debt as a result.
Oddly enough, the idea behind this program is to make lending more available to the American people - the more we can lend, the more we will buy. HELLO?! Have we forgotten that we should be buying with our OWN MONEY!?! Buying on credit or debt spending is not the only way to buy things. Until our government understands that we get the services we can pay for. If we can't pay for them, then we CAN'T get them. I want a maid to come to the house and clean up after my kids. I can't afford it, so I don't get the service. Government can be that simple.