Obama's $787 billion stimulus package hasn't created jobs because the funds were misapplied. The way to create jobs with government tax dollars is to hire people on the public payroll to do needed work, not make work. Obama's plan was designed to fail so that socialistic tendencies would be blamed when the jobs failed to show up quickly. The only alternative to be offered would be the same old, worn out, and failed policies of the past that the Republicans always trot out. Those who are ideologically invested in the Republican Party just go along with the misdirection.
The government could easily have been used to hire people. Rather than that, trillions of dollars were pumped into propping up failed huge businesses that should have been nationalized if anyone feared that those entities were too big to just let fail in a way that would produce falling dominos.
Make no mistake about it, Obama's team knows these things. They avoid doing the right things. Doing the right things would work, and that would prove the selfish path wrong. It's that simple.
The huge spending is not the problem. The problem is where and how it is spent. That's all. Obama is ruining it for the right approach. He knows that. He's paid to ruin it. He gets money and backing from those who do not want the right things to be allowed to show results.
It's why rather than follow Jesus's advice, the Sanhedrin murdered him.
So you have Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and Frank Luntz (who may have come up with the deceptive slogan "government takeover of healthcare," which is a completely false concept), and others.
These people and others are just afraid the way the Sanhedrin was afraid of losing their truly worthless positions where value is truth. Where were they when the deregulators were setting everything up for the crash? They were helping to facilitate it. Where were they when all the lies were being pumped out to take the nations to war? They were chiming in lending their support to the lies. Why trust them now? They haven't changed a lick. Where are they on the Honduran coup? They're playing into the deception that Zelaya is a would-be dictator while they shed crocodile tears for Neda of Iran.