I’ve been watching and reading some news (when I have time, school is keeping me very busy) and I’m fascinated by the state of the Republican party right now. There was recently a conservative conference where one of the keynote speaker was, of all people, Rush Limbaugh – he is now the voice of the conservative movement??? The Republicans are really in trouble.
I listen to what they have to say and try to find something to agree with, and I think I found something that I like. The stimulus package could have been broken down into smaller pieces and looked at as individual components. It would have made it more transparent and easier to understand. Also, it would have given Republicans an opportunity to support parts of it (not that they would have) and not other parts.
As for the complaints about having the legislative leaders (Pelosi et al) write the stimulus bill: isn’t that what legislators are supposed to do, write and introduce laws to the legislature? Basic civics 101 folks.
I’m just as worried as the next guy that the stimulus plan is going to work, but the Republicans tried trickle down economics for years and it has failed us. Now it’s time to try “stimulation” economics: let the little guy buy stuff to stimulate the companies to hire people to support the demand, thus making money increasing stock value for investors who happen to be retirement and college savers. What a concept.