reply to post by sos37
It's a stimulus package. First of all, let's look at what you posted:
1) Doorbells. Where are those doorbells being bought from? A company is providing those, which will give them income and ability to supply jobs, and
it also gives employment for installation. At the same time, it is humanitarian since it is an upgrade (though an extremely superficial one) to these
2) See above for the counter tops.
3) The link you provided for the golf course was wrong, but the same as above. It would provide money for businesses, and jobs being opened up in
construction for that area (again, it's a STIMULUS bill).
4) Cameras. Permanent upgrade. Jobs for installation. Money to company that cameras are purchased from.
5) Dog park. Upgrade for residents. This is considered a public service from the government (something they are responsible to maintain to begin
with). Helps the crippled construction industry.
6) Solar panels. This one was messed up in your link also, but man, I love this one. Helps out the solar panel industry (which is something we need
to be giving massive subsidies to anyway) and provides stimulus locally for installation.
7) Quiet zone. This would create tons of jobs by rerouting a train system. It is also a public service provided by the government by helping create
a better environment for the people that live there.
8) Though I agree this stimulus bill could be spent to upgrade other things (like low income housing), it still does what IT IS SUPPOSED TO DO, which
is provide jobs and INJECT money into the community.
I agree with the poster. If the state and local reps don't want it, they shouldn't have to take it, smaller loans could be taken from other
countries, and everyone can be happy.
*Edit to add:
Personally, I find it completely ironic that democrats support this and republicans reject it. It seems to me, that this bill is supporting supply
I, as a democrat, would much rather see the money placed in the hands of each citizen (because as the last bailout proved, corporate America is filled
with a bunch of money-hogging jerks). And I hear a lot on talk radio that they say why not just hand it to the people also, which means they are
saying supply-side economics is hogwash.
I'm just confused at this whole scene.
[edit on 2/17/2009 by Irish M1ck]