On the campaign trail, outgoing California Senator Barbara Boxer zealously defends the “stimulus,” legislation she enthusiastically supported, approvingly citing the White House claim that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act would create hundreds of thousands of jobs in her jurisdiction.
Yet, nineteen months after it passed, unemployment in the Golden State has surged. And now, according to the New York Times, we’ve got a reflective Obama “admitting that he let himself look too much like ‘the same old tax-and-spend Democrat,'” and realizing “too late that there’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects’“.
No such thing as a shovel-ready project? Um, Ma’am, ma’am, what about the “stimulus” offering “help and hope”, putting “Californians to work now building the highways, bridges, transit and rail systems, and renewable energy sources of the 21st century.”
The words in the paragraph above are those of the 28-year Washington veteran. In her release, she emphasized them all. I highlighted just one.
And she’s not only been mum about the president’s recent admission, she’s also not talking about the tribal legislation she moved benefiting her son. [Read more…]