Obama says: "It is absolutely true that we can't depend on government alone to create jobs or economic growth. But at this particular moment, with the private sector so weakened by this recession, the federal government is the only entity left with the resources to jolt our economy back into life. It is only government that can break the vicious cycle where lost jobs lead to people spending less money which leads to even more layoffs." I say hogwash! We can only depend on government to confiscate and squander our hard earned wealth just as they've consistently done with every such grandiose plan to "help" Americans previously implemented. All these grand ideas never solve anything - they just become justification for doing more to fix what's wrong with the previous effort. The approximate 30% decrease value of our savings is the direct result of government's silly policies and practices that finally caught up with everyone. Yet some want to go back to the same fools for answers! That's dumb! The private sector can do just fine - including eventual recovery from the government's instigated mess - if the government will let us all keep more of what we earn and use it as we know best. All the wealth, all the jobs, all the improvements, etc. - all come from the investments and labors of the private sector. The government is merely a leach - necessary only in some few areas - that skims from the productivity of American's workers. The President can help by stopping his spread of panic among Americans and promises of salvation from the problems that will not be forthcoming for his plans. His logic is completely flawed because, in fact, the resources he seeks will come from the private sector in the form of taxes. If we don't have these resources then we must be making a huge loan - to be paid back with interest to someone by none other than US taxpayers - or the US Mint is about to print a bunch of funny money - to be paid for by all Americans through serious inflation. Want he's latched on to is a dream to implement all his liberal ideas in the name of saving the economy. This man isn't a leader - he's a smooth con artist.