True, Cyclo, the WSJ is a fiscal conservative rag and Obama's certainly proving himelf to not have a fiscally conservative bone in his body....
Good. The Fiscal conservatives have made a mess of our economy lately.
I don't happen to agree with WSJ 89% pork figure, but just read thru the bill and the pork is most certainly there. In addition to the $50M for the arts, you've got $650M for laggards who were too lazy to request converter coupons before analog TV signals are cut off
2.5 million more people applied for the program than they had anticipated, and there weren't enough coupons. It's not that they didn't request them in time, the program ran out of money. There's a waiting list now.
$100M for scientific research on global warming, $60 million for the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program and $40 million for Mth and Science Partnerships, $300M for rebates to folks buying "Energy Star" appliances,
Chump change, it's an 800 billion dollar bill, you are complaining about less than .1% of it. We spend that much in Iraq every two days. Never hear you bitching about that though.
$100M for Non-Intrusive Inspection Technology (Cargo) (incidently this appears to be owned by an Australian company so I guess Congress is intent on spreading our tax payer dollars to help unemployment in Australia as well),
I thought you Republican pussies were all worried about terrorism? And this is going to technology to fight it? And you're complaining?
and $79B to help states whose Governors refuse to make the hard decisions that would make their own states solvent.
Snort. You have simplified an incredibly difficult problem into nothing with this statement, and that's a stupid thing to do.
It doesn't take any digging at all to find that this bill is rampant with pork and needs some severe surgery before it should be supported by any fiscally responsible congressman.
mmm hmm. See, the country isn't being ran by your team, because your side has proven themselves incompetent. So your complaints are pretty weak.
Perhaps if Republicans had done a better job managing things when they were in charge, their concerns would be taken more seriously now. But they didn't, they wrecked the place, and now we have to clean up the mess. Nobody's looking to hear from the people who wrecked the place, on the best way to clean it up...