Democrats in Congress and Barack Obama have recently been pushing an $825 billion “stimulus package.” This in addition to the already mammoth $700 billion bailout package that actually ended up being closer to $1 trillion. What the dems plan to do with the additional $825 billion is yet to be seen, but there is much talk of putting billions towards programs that have nothing to do with “stimulus” such as renewable energy and healthcare. The whole idea behind a government stimulating an economy is egregious. The government simply plans to spend $825 billion in order to improve the incomes of Americans. The outrageous part of all of this is that nobody seems to think to the very short next step of “Where is this $825 billion coming from?” Well, it is coming from the incomes of those Americans that the dems are trying to improve the incomes of! This could be compared to me offering to give you $10, but all I need is to tax you $20 – the extra $10 goes towards my salary, transaction costs, some programs I’m fond of, and other wasteful measures. Would it not be simpler to let you just keep your $20? The government giving away money in order to “stimulate the economy” is just another ploy to win votes and ensure that the people of this gullible nation believe that their government knows better than they do personally and is an all-powerful benevolent force. We don’t need another God – we need government.