No. People voted for the "free stuff!" party (seriously, why do you think they call themselves pirates) because they're leeches who don't want to lose their free ride.
I have to disagree with you here. The fact is that the Pirate Party only gained most of their support after the recent PirateBay trial verdict. Many voters felt the judgment is unfair and understood something had to be done about it. They did not simply join because they want free stuff.
I have created a group on barackobama.com called get the stimulus right. Once again we must band together as we did with FISA and make sure that this package is what it is supposed to be, instead of just another round of tax cuts.
Everyone do what you can and call every senator tomorrow and get this right. We cant afford 800 billion wasted. We need it to be spent right to create jobs and modernize the American Economy.
What good are tax cuts if we don't have work in the first place?
If the infrastructure and science initiatives get stripped, then Obama needs to say no. The primary purpose of this stimulus is to give the new administration the money it needs to rebuild America.
Don't let congress mess this up. We need this stuff. If science and infrastructure are thrown out so that a few rogue republicans will add their support, then don't sign it.
Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing. -- Ambrose Bierce