I’m listening to Sen. Jim Webb on MSNBC talking about the outlook for the Stimulus bill. The anchors are pressing him on whether 100% of the money will be spent in 1 year or 18 months. And Webb is responding that he doesn’t think that should be our exclusive focus, that his models are the big New Deal-era building programs. He went on to note that you drive around the entire country and you continually see roads, dams, all sorts of infrastructure that still makes up the bones of the country and keeps driving economic growth after almost eighty years. More common sense like that.
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