So it really confuses me why we are spending $825 billion on a bill that doesn't stimulate. I've been hearing all about these extra expenditures stuck into the bill. Do the Democrats really believe this is the time to be spending money on little side projects--especially billions of dollars? The first priority should be to cut excess government spending--not increase it drastically.
Rahm Emmanuel, the new White House Chief of Staff, said the following back in November, "Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before."
I cannot see how the majority of these things will stimulate the economy, because they probably won't. I really do want Obama to succeed--I do. But if him and the Democrats continue down this road at least the Republicans won't be a minority for too long.
Read the following article from The Wall Street Journal for details the bill.