...he would not be asking people to invest in the stock market as it crashes nor telling people not to 'stuff their mattress.' What he would say is: "I appeal to American business men to do the patriotic thing. This month stop downsizing and hire 1% of your workforce back. If every business does this faithfully the economy will recover. To fail in this is to fail your country...." "And if you do this you will get preferential lending terms with the credit the govt. will be extending businesses." Meeh,... melodramatic? Yeah, but what a real leader would say and do. Why is Obama mimicking Bush? Why are people such thought sheep?