February 10th, 2009

diarmuid

A better idea

Proposed stimulus bill from Blue Dog Walt Minnick of Idaho

I don't see any need to rush to spend money in 2010 and beyond. If there's a crying need for these projects that won't get started for another year at least, then they can be voted on next year.

Of course, Minnick's bill doesn't have much of a chance, given that it doesn't allow a nice money drop during an election year to buy off various interests. It will be interesting to see how much the Blue Dogs are tolerated when they get in Pelosi's way.