One year after the “stimulus” passed, we’re a little bit older and $787 billion deeper in debt* and the Democrats want another go-round. Since it didn’t work the first time and there are now fewer Americans employed than there were a year ago while the unemployment rate has climbed even higher than the president told us it would if we didn’t pass that legislation, Democrats want to spend even more of our money.
Didn’t California’s junior Senator tell us that the “stimulus” was all about creating jobs? Didn’t Obama promise us that unemployment wouldn’t top 8% (if his “recovery” act passed?
Seems the Democrats attitude is that if didn’t work the first time, the same thing is bound to work the second time.
Wasn’t it Albert Einstein who defined insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results“?
Or maybe the Democratic plan is working. While private sector unemployment is down, “the federal workforce is at all-time high“: “More than 2.1 million government workers will be on the federal payroll by the end of 2010.” And they’re earning more than their private sector counterparts.
So maybe Democrats just sound insane; they do have a sound strategy (from their political standpoint with all this spending): reward the special interests who favor their party.
*Okay to be fair, we’re not that far in debt yet as only about one-third of the stimulus has been spent. But, do you see any sign the Democrats will try to block the rest of those funds from being dispersed?