“We need to pass this bill NOW in order to protect this country. It is imperative that this bill be passed post haste so that things do not get worse…”
This is, of course, the tack that Obama is taking in trying to get this spending bill passed. It is also exactly the same technique used by Bush to get no only the TARP legislation passed, but also the invasion of Iraq. Are people’s memories that short? Does no one remember what happened when congress was railroaded into those types of spending bills? Most of what is in this bill would not come online until 2011, so what’s the rush?