Daily Reminder: February 17, 2012

On February 17, 2009 the president signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, saying that day that it was “put together without earmarks or unnecessary spending.”

Of course, an $8 billion Mag-Lev train running from Disneyland in Anaheim, CA to Las Vegas in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s Nevada sure isn’t a “pet project.” And, of course, what kind of idiot would characterize $300 million spent for electric golf carts as “unnecessary spending?” That’s like saying that the $650 million for digital television converter box coupons was unnecessary, or that the $335 million for STD prevention programs was unnecessary, or the billions for further research on the settled science of global warming, or the $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts, or the $6 billion needed–NEEDED!–to make federal buildings more energy efficient due to pressure from environmental groups was unnecessary.

He also said that the so-called “recovery plan” will be “implemented with unprecedented transparency and accountability.” And we all know how that went.

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