Friday, February 06, 2009

Stimulus fever in Washington

Even though the Democrats seem to have reached a compromise on the "economic stimulus" with some of the more liberal Republicans from the Northeast, the folks over at Reason are having a darn good time poking fun on how politicians can be with regards to a near $1 trillion(twice or even larger) boondoggle. Even worse is the fact that these rascals in DC are quick to claim almost any spending increase and pet-project as needing a stimulus. It reminds of President Reagan's old adage:

"[G]overnment's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

I just wished Obama and company would follow the Gipper and fight against this natural order of things in DC (and government in general), rather than the same ole song and dance. Obama was offering "Hope and Change" to the enthralled masses during the election but at the look of thing folks will be hoping they have some change in their pockets come four years from now.

Anyway, here's the ad by Reason:

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