Who's belittling? I suggested you go read about civil union versus marriage and educate yourself.
As for the economy, the government cannot spur economic activity; it can only suppress it, or at best distort it.
The way to "boost" the economy is by allowing
business to flourish by not taxing and regulating it into submission.
Take the energy sector. The fracking boom in North Dakota and similar regions is a textbook case in free enterprise at work, unnoticed and unwelcomed by the current Administration, which is opposed to fossil fuels and would like to see higher gasoline prices to encourage alternatives.
Yet, N.D. today has about 3% unemployment, no thanks to TARP or the Stimulus or the public unions, or Affordable Care Act, or any of Obama's pet projects that supposedly "boost" the economy and "create" jobs. In fact, the U.S. has enormous oil reserves locked in shale, potentially five times
those of Saudi Arabia, enough that in about 10-15 years we may be the world's largest energy exporter, with $1 trillion trade surplus and about one million new jobs directly generated from the energy sector.
And that's how America recovers. Not by federal interventionism and a notion that Big Brother has to guide our every move. Just allow old fashioned ingenuity and inventiveness which is our chief strength to cut loose and we will once again be the world's preeminent economic power, with plenty of government revenue for all our public projects and plenty of good paying jobs for H.S. graduates.
Just my humble opinions :)