I find it hard to believe that the American public are not furiously complaining to their so-called representatives in Washington about the pork-laden stimulus bill. If the situation is dire and calls for emergency action why are politicians playing games with the bill? Why is the majority of the money not going to be spent until after this year?
On Monday night, the Congressional Budget Office sent out a full analysis of the House stimulus bill — elaborating on the partial number-crunching that were disseminated last week by Republican Hill sources. The new report elaborates on what the first one illuminated: the vaunted infrastructure spending will take years and years and years to kick in. Just 7 percent of the total $800 billion-plus stimulus funding would enter the economy by the end of this year.
In fact, the bill seems to have now passed the one trillion dollar mark. No doubt largely due to pork projects like this which have no bearing on saving the economy- $75 million for stopping smoking programs. Which is going to stimulate the economy how?
It seems to me that the stimulus package is the biggest and most expensive con job ever pulled on the American people- and the US economy will be in worse shape in years to come because of it.