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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