My new piece
starts this way:
Barack Obama claims that the new stimulus plan that emerged from the House of Representatives this past week is needed to save the economy. Democrats promise to be “creating or saving of four million jobs.” News media report in all seriousness: “The democrats vow no earmarks or special projects will be attached to the bill. The focus is on jobs.” Also "more than 90 percent of the jobs created are likely to be in the private sector."
Unfortunately, though, the $825 billion “stimulus” package has nothing to do with creating or saving jobs – it has everything to do with moving jobs from industries that Democrats don’t like to industries that they do.
The “stimulus” package is just a wish list of every government program that liberal Democrats have long wanted. As Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s Chief of staff, announced after the election last fall: “Rule one: Never allow a crisis to go to waste. They are opportunities to do big things.” . . .
Labels: ObamaAdministration, op-ed, stimulus