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‘This so-called stimulus bill will . . . only turn our country socialist and deepen the present recession into a true depression.’ Merle Breiland

Citizen Staff Writer



The story: In his first prime-time news conference, President Obama warns that a failure to act swiftly and boldly by passing a stimulus package “could turn a crisis into a catastrophe.”

Your take: The Citizen’s online community doesn’t scare easily. Obama’s claim of impending doom is straight from the “socialist playbook ” say several readers, including Scotty F., who added, “The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself.” Pookie1 called the news conference “Meet the Depress.”

Other representative comments:

• “Democrats complained about eight years of Bush/Cheney scaring the country into going into Iraq. . . . I guess the more things change, the more they stay the same.” – 2194

• “Socialism and bailouts haven’t worked. I hope this one works so we can stop printing the money.” – Just A Fan

• “(Obama) has now resorted to threats and warnings to all Americans that if his socialist agenda isn’t approved, we are in for a disaster. This empty suit . . . has no idea how to run this country.” – KCSilvercloud



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1 SI model Refaeli nudges her swimsuit south.

2 Senate passes Obama’s economic recovery plan.

3 Share your snow photos.

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