$700 billion dollars? No taxation without representation!
Why does Paulson have the power to spend that much taxpayer money? Who elected him? Oh, no one. He's an appointee.
And the proposal they sent to our elected officials? Laughable. They want the supreme power of the universe handed to them (or at least, the US Taxpayer checkbook) with no accountability, no oversight, no one to reign in the spending, for the next two years!
Sec. 8. Review.
Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.
Sigh. This is why it's good to have a fiscal conservative in the White House. The president picks these people. Too bad Bush forgot he wasn't a Democrat.