The GOP (Gratuitous Obstructionist Pissants) are blowing gaskets left and right over the stimulus package being promoted by President Obama and his team. They go on and on and on about how horrible it is.
“Research to stop STDs???!” they scream.
“Funding the arts???!” they bellow.
“Refurbishing the National Mall???!” they yell.
“This is just one big pork barrel of goodies for the Dems!!!”
Thing is, the stuff they are trotting out in front of the controversy-hungry media cameras amount to about 0.07% of the total amount of the spending in the bill. But that is literally all you hear about.
Today, the only sane person in Washington, D.C. as far as I can tell, explained it to Katie Couric. Here’s our new president, making it simple for all the simple minds out there who just can’t quite seem to get it:
Couric: Sen. Mitch McConnell said over the weekend that surely you’re privately embarrassed by some of the product that came out of the house version and let me just mention some of the spending in this package: $6.2 billion for home weatherization, $100 million for children to learn green construction…
Obama: Lets take that example. I’m stunned that Mitch McConnell use this as an example … We’re going to weatherize homes, that immediately puts people back to work and we’re going to train people who are out of work, including young people, to do the weatherization. As a consequence of weatherization, our energy bills go down and we reduce our dependence on foreign oil. What would be a more effective stimulus package than that? I mean, you’re getting a threefer. Not only are you immediately putting people back to work but you’re also saving families on your energy bills and you’re laying the groundwork for long term energy independence. That’s exactly the kind of program that we should be funding.
I’m sure even that’s going to go over their heads…
I’m just sayin’…