Only temporary jobs, but at least some lasting value. Now ask why the first stimulus bill had so little spent on infrastructure despite the speeches to sell it on that basis.
900 billion with nothing to show for it 2 years later except a load of debt.
Now Obama wants another union vote slush fund. No way.
++If we spend a trillion building tanks, which we did not, at least we have tanks.++
If we spend a trillion on dilapidated bridges, we have bridges that aren't falling down, and people are working....
You are absolutely correct about "seed corn" When will these fools realize capital for investment is a prized resource. All these liberals want to do is take as much as possible for current consumption.
Just saw a recent stat that foreign investment into the US dropped by 135 billion since 2008. Now going to Brazil, India, China along with plenty of US investment along with the jobs it would have generated. When the people with money become the enemy they can simply retreat to friendly territory.
++Didn't say that. Why didn't the first trillion go to infrastructure++
That's like saying why didn't the first trillions go to building tanks, and bombs if we were in a position where we needed more built...
That bill was nothing but the Obama reelection slush fund.
Still buying that infrastucture nonsense. Infrastructure spending had doubled since 1998 yet by all estimates only 5-8% of the first stimulus bill went to new infrastructure projects. Hope and change is more accurately called smoke and mirrors, lies and deceit.
The bill is the bill, spin it, imagine it otherwise, doesn't change it. It is a good bill by and large, better than any other non jobs bill from the radicals, for sure.
I amm sure if John McCain was Pres the bill would be less well planned and passed with no mention in the news.