While things have changed some since this article was written on Thursday, there's still a lot of good info on the ridiculous items included in the stimulus bill. If they wanted to stimulate the economy, they could just do a jobs package. Some tax relief and some help for the housing industry. Period. All this other stuff has nothing to do with stimulating the economy. It's simply a mechanism to consolidate power under the Democrats. We will regret this bill.
50 De-Stimulating Facts
Chapter and verse on a bad bill.
By Stephen Spruiell & Kevin Williamson
Senate Democrats acknowledged Wednesday that they do not have the votes to pass the stimulus bill in its current form. This is unexpected good news. The House passed the stimulus package with zero Republican votes (and even a few Democratic defections), but few expected Senate Republicans (of whom there are only 41) to present a unified front. A few moderate Democrats have reportedly joined them.