Impulse spending is typically reserved for candybars at the check out line, that $100jacket that you know is going to make you look $200 better or the additional item that happens to be on sale.
But now, we get to watch our congress spend 780 billion dollars on an impulse, on emotion. Congress has now proven they have as much self restraint as a 12 year old girl at the mall with her pocket full of babysitting money.
The average person, when looking to spend a great deal of money on a car or a home will spend months evaluating the options, shopping around trying to find the best value for the money. We would never consider buying a house with out considering the terms, having the home assessed, and simply going on faith that the seller was looking out for our best interest.
Apparently when you're spending the American people's money, you don't have to do such due diligence. If the seller (Obama) tells you to vote for it with out thinking, spend your money with out assessment you do it. And if you don't it's like the new cool kid in school is going to banish you to the front of the school bus. Obama's blatant peer pressure on those that oppose him, calling them names for wanting to assess where the American people's money will be going- is childish.
It takes more time to close on a home than it's going to take Congress to commit 780billion dollars. This money does not have to be spent now, but it's become apparent that more restraint is used by Congressmen in spending their own money, than it is in spending yours.