Sunday, March 01, 2009

CONgressional Logic

I wrote to Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) a couple times on the porkulous bill to take issue with the logic that was pressing for passage. On both occasions a I got the canned letter that defended his position.

Although the porkulous bill didn't, as a percentage, contain a large portion of infrastructure money, one of Senator Brown's main points was:
Another important step taken was to invest in our nation’s infrastructure. Studies indicate that not only do these projects create jobs, but every dollar spent on infrastructure adds $1.59 to our economy.
By that logic we should pave the whole country and roll around in the ensuing money waterfall.

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