Michelle Malkin's people don't need no stinking government bailout or stimulus check. Take "self-reliant Americans like Jen," whose husband sustained permanent injuries in a car wreck. Jen resourcefully pulled her family away from the government tit and into...subsistence farming:
We sold our lovely home, bought a rundown, fixer-up place and converted it into a farm that could provide garden vegetables to can and an area to have some animals to provide eggs, chickens, ducks, turkey, geese, sheep and goats....So suck it up, America. The Bush administration hasn't ruined you, it has blessed you -- with a potential Third World standard of living. Lucky duckies.
...I learned how to make my own shampoo, toothpaste, soaps, cloth napkins, dish scrubbies, potholders, skirts (mend all clothes) and most meals from scratch. We heat our home exclusively with wood.... For those worried about holiday spending: I spent only $100 for a family of six last Christmas, and most of that [on] underwear, socks and the meal.
...This accident has been a blessing for my family. The pain that my husband has daily is not the blessing, but that he is alive and able to continue to watch his children grow into adulthood.