So where is the money coming from? Obama just signed the $789 billion dollar stimulus plan into law, which includes $507 billion in spending programs and $282 billion in tax relief. What better way to jump start the spending in the economy than to create 282,000 millionaires? If the government just randomly selected 282,000 citizens and gave them one million dollars, instead of overall tax relief to everyone, investments would soar, new jobs and opportunities would spring up, and the recession would be curbed.
Oh, my bad. I forgot humans are greedy, self-centered people, and ideas such as trickle-down economics don't work. If we suddenly had 282,000 new millionaires, they would just hoard the money and not reinvest it, or use it to buy real estate, or share it with their friends. Better that we have this brand of Obamanomics, where the government can best decide who deserves money, and how much they receive.
"The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake… We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power."
- George Orwell, 1984, Part III, Chapter 3