http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/11/feinstein_stimulus_amendment/

The Democrats just try to piggyback it on legislation that is so widely advertised as being UTTERLY MISSION CRITICAL OR THE COUNTRY MAY NEVER RECOVER so they can get every last thing they want through without any scrutiny. This amendment is nothing less than a government mandate for 100% widespread invasion of privacy on the internet. It just goes to show that internet and privacy are one area where the two parties flip sides on depending on who is in power. When Clinton was in office, Ashcroft was the EFF’s go-to guy for all things privacy related. When Bush takes office, his stance flips 180 and he becomes enemy #1 to privacy. Now that Obama is in office, the Democrats have taken up the mantle of enemy #1 to privacy…

My only hope is that in 2 years the republicans gain back a majority in the house and senate. Not likely though, because the first 6 years of the Bush administration they backstabbed every last principle that they won with in 1994…