Has it occurred to you that the 2008 recession and its aftermath is being seized upon by conservatives as an excuse to enact the kind of ideological social spending cuts they’ve always wanted to do? I mean, regardless of whether their proposals help the economy or not? Me, too. In fact, I think I’ve seen this movie before.
I remember when 9/11 was used as an opportunity to sell the American people an ideological foreign policy agenda that they would otherwise never have gone for. Again, completely regardless of whether those policies would address the threat of terrorism or not.