is a government strong enough to take everything you have." Thomas Jefferson The bailout is now up to $3 trillion dollars. You could have given $9000 to every man woman and child in America for that. So a family of 5 would have gotten a check for $45000. Instead the Democratic party is creating a whole new group of entitlements rather than do the smart thing and reduce taxes. How about eliminate payroll taxes for 6 months including FICA? I was as excited as anyone to see President Obama as our commander in chief but he is a complete dunce when it comes to the economy.