Depending on the day and the poll, some 70% of Americans oppose more stimulus and think the federal government spends too much. The president knows this; he is a well informed man. Yet in deed and word he not only supports more spending, he demands it.
“What do you think a stimulus is? It’s spending – that’s the whole point. Seriously”.
It reminds me of Frederick the Great’s famous pronouncement:
“The People are free to say whatever they want and I am free to do whatever I want.”
That is not a tin ear; it is just plain old-fashioned arrogance. In both instances.