No republican votes for the bill. How stupid can the gop be? This is the straw that broke the camel’s back. If not for the wacky religious right, I can’t imagine the party existing in 10 years. I’m not kidding.
Without being said, the stimulus bill is a joke. We’re printing money we don’t have. Nobody – republican or democrat – should be happy about the bill passing.
Specifically, I can’t believe a high speed railroad from LA to Vegas was included. Add one more reason to why I despise Harry Reid. If not for Nancy Pelosi and john boehner, Reid would take the prize for most ridiculous person on Capitol Hill. Ok, I take that back – I don’t track or know the worthlessness of each congressional member. Where was I?
Oh yeah, this railroad would have been a great idea – before the advent of the FCKING AIRPLANE. $8 billion so that people can go to Vegas and blow more cash that they don’t have instead of catching a 30 minute flight…possibly the worst idea EVER. But, somebody has to build this stupid railroad. Somebody has to make the steel required for the track/train. We’ll need train conductors and ticket takers. So, in the end, the $8 billion will stimulate the economy.
Like most congressional members, I haven’t read the 1,000 page bill. Fearing the development of an ulcer and/or insomnia, I could never bring myself to do so. As I was heading out the door for dinner, I heard about the $8 billion railroad. I’m sure there are some other pretty ridiculous projects included. But, as the gop should have kept in mind, all of this spending will trickle down and stimulate the economy. We need to hope – regardless of our political party affiliation – the shot to the economy’s arm will occur before (and sustain throughout) the dollar’s devaluation. If it doesn’t, nobody will blame the stimulus bill while they’re standing in line for some soup and bread.
Hence, the gop just made this a no win situation for their party. Meaning, if the spending works, the gop is DEFINITELY dead. It doesn’t work, everybody will remember how worthless bush was and most Americans won’t blame the dems for actually trying. If the gop had a clue, they would have made sure that the bill received at least 30-40% of their party’s support. Oh well, may the party of Lincoln rot in hell.
Ramble, ramble, ramble – off to drink some Brunello!
P.S. A high-speed railroad from LA to New York with stops at major cities in between would be pretty cool/worthwhile though.
Update: Debunking the LA/Vegas high-speed railroad myth…read the following if you want to puke.
Shawn, thank you.