Just something to think about. Who would politically benefit most if the economy went to hell in a Hand basket? For a while, I was thinking the Republicans would not because if it does, it would place even more people into distress and the promotion of more social programs and larger government. I do not see how the Democrats would lose long term perspective for power if a) they fail to pass the stimulus package and b) the economy follows my dead pet goldfish down the toilet! Also, it is only a minor set back(which could snowball) if they are not able to pass and the economy stays level. What do you think? Open discussion for all political sides.