I'm continually disgusted by our willingness to sacrifice our liberty on the altar of the economy. America wasn't built on the dream of a strong economy, but on the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Since when do Americans accept the sticky tentacles of government intrusion merely on the promise of a strengthened economy?
I say screw that. I'd rather have the economy collapse and retain my liberty than be taxed and regulated to death to restore the wealth that was lost in the past six months.
What's worse, the taxes and regulations are almost certain to fail, doing nothing more than propping up zombie banks and failed industries. In the end, we'll lose our wealth and our liberty.