2008 was the perfect time for him to implement his liberal agenda. At the same time we were entering a deep recession, with its greater demand for government benefits, Obama was presented with an $800 billion "stimulus" fund which has been renewable each year to support his social programs without the need to obtain Congressional budget approval. He will keep spending this money for the next four years, becoming a champion of the poor while handing off a $20 trillion debt problem for his successor to deal with. What a deal, being to blame Bush for all our economic troubles but having an unlimited amount of money to spend on his favorite programs. Fortunate for him, a disaster for the country.