The stupidity of mercantilism was known [3] before Ricardo, before Adam Smith. Why is it that some politicians still don't get it?

Unfortunately [4], there are all too many who think this way. 

Explaining how [5] the "stimulus bill" is being crafted in the American political system. Bismark and sausages comes to mind. 

And how [6] such bills are passed after crafting. Sausages probably get more scrutiny. 

Where your tax money [7] goes after such lackadaisical scrutiny. 

Surely stupidity, no, evil, like this [8] will wake people up to the insane nature of the war on drugs? No? 

And finally [9], a fabulous time waster. The awful thing is that Netsmith is convinced that he's seen far worse, certainly listened to far worse.