As news come out of the Hill on what's in that stimulus package, reality sets in. This is Washington D.C. and this is politics. Not what is best for our nation, but many times what is best for you and your district. As "Tip" O'Neill once said, "All politics is local."
If there is one group of people that love pork more than me, it's the Democrats in Congress. I love bacon and baby back ribs, but those Dems love pork barrel spending.
While Rome is burning, they can't break their decades long tradition of frivolous spending for their home districts or pet causes. $1 billion for Amtrak? $2.4 billion for carbon-capture projects? $600 million to buy new cars for Congress?? Please. Habits are hard to break, but use a patch or something at least for this year.