Out of 535 members of the United States Congress, only 3 Republicans (all liberal Republicans) voted for Barack Obama's so-called "stimulus" bill, H.R. 1, the Democrats' number one bill for the 111th Congress and for Obama's presidency. That means Obama's Democrats now own 99.4% of the American economy and will be responsible for the expected decrease in America's gross domestic product and the continued unemployment. Even Democrat policy analysts predict this if Obama's stimulus bill becomes law.
Indeed, the stock market experienced a Great Crash today after the Democrats passed their pork-filled non-stimulus bill which will cost the American taxpayers way over $1 trillion (including interest.) The Dow Jones Industrial Average nearly dropped a whopping 400 points.
At Obama's press conference, the Associated Press reporter who asked the first question of the evening, actually asked a reasonably tough question asking whether or not Obama is talking down the economy with his Cassandra-like talk about catastrophes if Congress does not pass his bill. Obama, in his answer to her question, referred to Japan's "Lost Decade" and that America is in danger of duplicating that.