You mean ending government regulation, raising spending, cutting taxes, and helping the rich doesn't make the economy strong? Wow. Who would have thought?
You do realize that $700 billion is more than $2,000 for every man woman and child in the United States. That is, as they say, "real money."
I'm no economist. And I don't understand what's really going on any better than you do. But something is very obvious: companies should not be allowed to get too big to fail. Duh! That's why we regulate.
And while I generally prefer my socialism for the poor and working class rather than the rich, I'd feel better if we could get as much of this $700 billion as possible to come from people who profited from this mess.
Now I wonder how Republicans are going to blame Democrats for all this. Oh, that's right. Now we have to rise "above politics." Easy to say when you're the ones that f*cked everything up. Fine mess you rich bastards have gotten us into. If only capital gain taxes were lower, I'm sure everything would be better.
Of course a lot of Republicans are also pissed because they don't like Republican fiscal mismanagement either. Why, I'm old enough to remember when fiscal mismanagement was a Democratic issue. Those were the days!
Meanwhile, poor Americans are being kicked out of their crappy formaldehyde-infested trailers in New Orleans. Years after the flood. It's just not right. It just don't make sense.