When our nation starts to prosper again, as it soon will, all the bailout and stimulus money will be repaid very easily -- much more easily than if we had simply allowed our economy to dry up and die, as was happening very rapidly when Obama took office. By Obama's second term, our economy will be thriving, thanks to the programs Obama is instituting now, and he will be able to run the country at a surplus every year, just as Clinton did when he was in office.
Obama is pumping money into the system now, restoring the economy to robust health, and in the near future repaying the money will not be a problem.
All this discussion is reminiscent of what happened when the USA first entered World War II. FDR set forth production goals for planes, ships, tanks, guns, etc., which the Republicans said we could never achieve. In a very short time, however, the USA met and far exceeded FDR's production goals.
Why is it that Republicans always have so little faith in America?