The blame game is certainly much easier than actual governing. This week, the Senate will pass its version of the stimulus bill, then a conference committee will iron out the differences with the House bill. When all is said and done, and Obama has signed it into law, we will then face the consequences of New Deal II on steroids. As I’ve said before, the first New Deal program didn’t bring prosperity, and neither will this one.
This is not change. This is rehashing old policies that never have worked. And this time there will be nobody else to blame. I only hope the American people will recognize who is responsible for this upcoming disaster.
One caveat: it may not seem so disastrous at first, but the long-term effect will be devastating. We sometimes have a hard time discerning the difference. The long-term is where we need to fix our gaze.