Monday, September 6, 2010

Look Ma, No "F's"

The Obaminator finally seems to get the idea that a 10+ percent unemployment rate is very bad news for the dems, so guess what he's gonna do about it. If the words "too little, too late" come to mind, you're not alone.
Barack Obama is launching a campaign to persuade American voters that the ailing US economy is safe in his hands, unveiling a $50bn (£32bn) infrastructure package tonight as the countdown begins to November's midterm elections in which the Democrats are expected to receive a drubbing.
And of course, Weepy the Troll (R- Armpit) is compelled to chime in:
“As the American people, facing near double-digit unemployment, mark Labor Day by asking, where are the jobs, the White House has chosen to double-down on more of the same failed ‘stimulus’ spending,” Boehner said in a prepared statement.
Ignoring Boehner's principled opposition, by which I mean if anyone other than a good, jayzus-feering rubblekin proposes anything, he opposes it on principle, let's look at what the American Society of Civil Engineers had to say about the state of US infrastructure last year:So if we were to expand Obama's proposal by a factor of 10, and spend that amount for the next four and a half years, we would meet what ASCE thinks we need. With all due respect to Obama (very little, at this point), I'll reitierate: too little, too late. And with all due respect to Boehner (none whatsoever), shut yer whiney little yap until you have some sort of useful counterproposal.


Silver Fox said...

Good to see that bridges (and solid waste) are doing so well. I'd rather not cross a bridge with a rating any lower than that!

Lockwood said...

I didn't mention that ASCE has a serious amount of self-interest at stake in estimating how much money goes to infrastructure construction and maintenance, and I wonder how other countries would fare under the same criteria. That said, when your best "grades" are in the mid-C range, you need to rethink your study habits.