Tuesday, March 03, 2009

All That Pork And No Jobs Created Stimulus Law - A Tale

The idea pushed so hard by the the Republicans that the stimulus law won't create any jobs, is nothing but pork, and was a complete and utter waste of time apparently wasn't heard by the members of the Borough Council of South Waverly, PA.
SOUTH WAVERLY — South Waverly Borough is in need of approximately $1.7 million to fully repair 60 percent of its roads.

Where is the money going to come from?

Borough council members Monday said they are looking to the recently-passed national economic stimulus plan as a potential avenue of funding for this project. The roads identified in the project are those that are in the worse shape.(emphasis added)

This is exactly what the bill was designed to do. This is infrastructure spending, tout court. Now, I would ask all those who said no jobs would be created, no actual projects that help people's lives and communities - are these roads in South Waverly not driven on? Is the repair work going to be done by monkeys, and with donated equipment? Or, does the fact that the Borough itself is small make this irrelevant except to the couple thousand people who live there?

Republicans are so stupid.

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