Excessive by who's standards? Our Declaration of Independence gives all free men in this country the right of Life, Liberty and The Right to Pursue Happiness. Why are we in such a mad dash hurry to throw other people's money over to Big Brother Government? This type of stupid thinking is the same thinking that has turned many countries and countries over a thousand yrs old into 3rd world nations. They will never get their liberties back. If you care at all for this country you will strongly reject new pushes for new taxes that gives big government more power over the people. And stop watching CNN and MSNBC who are obviously bought and paid for by the big government establishment.