The press failed. Not a single reporter challenged Obama on the specifics of the stimulus plans, which (contrary to Obama’s statements) are loaded with pork barrel spending (as Sen. Claire McCaskill admitted this weekend) and surreptitious attempts to restructure the health care system.
No questions about the specifics of a several hundred page near-trillion dollar plan?Â No questions about the myriad items contained within a proposal drafted by the most liberal members of Congress?Â My quick scan of the transcript confirms Jacobson’s observation.
Is he wrong?Â Did he, did I, miss something?Â Did the media really fail to ask the president about the specifics of legislation costlier than the Iraq?
*Unless I discover something juicy in the transcript.