*a second "stimulus" package is being discussed (actually, a third package -- remember, Bush signed a "stimulus" package last year);
*global powers are moving away from the U.S. dollar;
*Al Gore praised the cap-and-trade bill's being a step in the right direction of "global governance";
*GE and government are continuing to merge;
*Obama met with labor unions at the White House to discuss his health care agenda.
It's all straight out of the Saul Alinsky school.