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Congress on massive 'stimulus' waste: 'So what?'
Posted on Feb 6, 2009
Obama's $1.2 trillion welfare-and-spending package contains little direction on just how exactly your money should be spent.
Rightfully concerned about the possibility that billions of taxpayer dollars could be wasted, National Public Radio asked House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey about the potential for bureaucrats blowing unprecedented amounts of cash on wasteful items, or even themselves:
But, Obey says, "So what? This is an emergency. We've got to simply find a way to get this done as fast as possible and as well as possible, and that's what we're doing."
Not only is the Congressional Budget Office now reporting the government expansion plan will actually damage the economy, the politicians who put it together now admit they don't care if it's spent on the government programs they claim magically create jobs.
You can reach Congressman Obey's office 202-225-3365.