In further proof that we truly have the best government money can buy (and that our elected officials, regardless of party affiliation, are completely out of touch with mainstream America), President Bush and Congress have quietly enlarged government again with the passage of the PRO-IP Act, signed into law Monday by Bush. PRO-IP’s big deal, besides increased punishments against copyright offenders, is that there’s now a Cabinet-level copyright czar. Seriously? In an age of unprecedented economic crisis, this seems like a completely irresponsible and unnecessary expansion of government power in an area that, quite frankly, needs to be regulated more by the free market instead of Big Brother. We have far bigger problems in America to deal with at the moment (even though I’m pretty sure that if you asked the RIAA, illegal downloading caused the housing market to collapse).