Watch this first

Then read this account of the $145B economic stimulus proposed by Bush. Then read how average tax paying Americans subsidize the very wealthy while sticking it to the working stiff.
Then read about the $20B arms deal with the Saudis and remember that US helicopters are being shot down over Iraq and Afghanistan with US made surface to air missiles purchased from the Tamil Tigers with opium money by the Taliban and others from previous US arms deals.
Finally, read Robert Fisk’s excellent perspective on all the above