You aer correct, BigTexN- It is the same folks but imagine the relative ease with which a political apparatus with enormous resources can vet people for cabinet positions as compared with the almost impossible job of getting the stimulus package to work.
The Wall Street Journal published an article today. I don't know if I would make you laugh or cry. I will give you just one part of that article and you can reference it for yourself, if you wish. From the Wall Street Journal-Feb. 13, 2009--article head--Next challenge on stimulus: Spending all that money>
quote from that article.
Other agencies face steep challenges, too. An obscure Commerce Department office with a $19 million budget and fewer than 20 grant officers could end up in charge of $7 billion in grants to expand Internet access in rural areas. A Congressional Budget Office report said it could take eight years for those grants to be issued because the amount of money would "far exceed" the agency's traditional budget and require the deployment of technology that is "not widely available today."
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IS THAT UNBELIEVABLE????? IT COULD TAKE E I G H T YEARS FOR THOSE GRANTS TO BE ISSUED.
Obama will be in his rocking chair before that Internet Access Job is done!!!