Yes is the short answer, they all think we are that dumb and the sad truth is most Americans are that dumb. Politicians count on it. But go the Drudge report and look at the picture with the story about the stimulus package. There's George...but wait...who's that on either side of him making the package announcement. It's Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Those two are so far left they make you look like a moderate.
This plan is just so much bull *censored*, that they all had to agree on it. They know the average Amercian is going to say,"Gee that's great, they're going to send me a check." They also know that in terms of doing anything about the underlying problems that have caused this recession, it won't do a damn thing.
BEWARE anytime republican and democrat leaders get together and agree on anything so quickly. There's polictical mischief going on my liberal friend.
I think on the whole you and I are in agreement on this issue. Let's have a beer and celebrate.
(Let's see, how much coal can I buy with my gov'ment check)