It is frightening to me that following one of the most inspiring, positive and uniting presidential inaugurations in history, certain Republicans are doing their best to undermine attempts by President Obama’s administration to start work on our suffering country. The economic stimulus package that has been proposed has many excellent points to it, including increasing funding for education, creating green jobs, as well as creating or saving millions of jobs in the next two years.
Folks like Rush Limbaugh are doing their best to sway popular opinion, using small facets of the bill to create—what else?—fear and hysteria. The old tricksters are already back to their old tricks, and we obviously have little time to bask in the glow. We must continue to support Obama and his forward-thinking policies, and help to protect ourselves and our children from those who would see our country fail—just to have a laugh at those at the helm.
— Katherine Apt