When Obama supporters tell you the great things the stimulus brought, remind them of the Denver tree giveaway.
“This fella said, ‘How would you like to have a tree in your yard?’ And I said, ‘Really?,’ “ said John Backlund, who lives in Denver’s Cherry Creek North neighborhood in a home worth more than $700,000.
Backlund said he could afford to buy his own trees but a government worker was going door-to-door trying to give away trees, so Backlund agreed to take a tree.
“Too good of a deal to say no to. I was happy to get the free tree,” he said.