For those that are in favor of this massive "stimulus" [spending] bill, take a look at what is going on in California.
California is close to a $42 Billion (that's a B... Billion) deficit. They have run out of money, and are going to send IOUs to the taxpayers in the state.
How are the government workers reacting? Instead of pitching in to help in a crisis, that they themselves may have helped create, what do the union employees do... Why, they are suing the state. They're protesting and getting the newspapers to write sob stories about how the two days off a month will change their lives forever.
And, here's the kicker: The state can't lay off workers, because it costs more in time and money than just getting them to cut back.
So, when you hear that more government spending and programs will stimulus the economy, ask yourself: For how long? How long will it be before the stimulus of employing more government workers flips to a drag on the economy when they are paid for with your tax dollars and won't leave? They won't cut back... and you can't fire them.
Remember, they are unionized. The People's employees are unionized. Ain't that a kick in the pants.