Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In a nutshell 2

How bad was Bobby Jindall's speech? This bad:

But Democratic leaders in Congress -- they rejected this approach. Instead of trusting us to make wise decisions with our own money, they passed the largest government spending bill in history, with a price tag of more than $1 trillion with interest. While some of the projects in the bill make sense, their legislation is larded with wasteful spending. It includes $300 million to buy new cars for the government, $8 billion for high-speed rail projects, such as a "magnetic levitation" line from Las Vegas to Disneyland, and $140 million for something called "volcano monitoring." Instead of monitoring volcanoes, what Congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in Washington, D.C.
Seriously, it was awful. I mean, do you really respond to President Obama's hopeful State of the Union address and celebration of America's can-do spirit by implying that MAGLEV technolgy trains (the first of which ran commercially in England in 1984) are some sort of hocus pocus science-fictiony pie-in-the-sky witchcraft? Should the governor of a state that was recently devastated by a natural disaster really be criticizing the government for spending money to prevent, or at least mitigate, further natural disasters in other states? With the US auto industry teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, is it really a good idea to trash Washington for helping see the automakers through this crisis by deciding that now would be a good time to renew the government's transportation fleet?

4 comments:

downtownhotel said...

Bobby hates teh infrastructures and US automakers. If we really dig deep and try hard, can't we find a way to could spend more of the moneys on wars against brown people?

Patriot's Quill said...

Brown people not named Jindall, of course.

donner-froh said...

Jindall is attempting to narrow the field for 2012 and beyond. Sarah Palin's hometown is about to be covered in steaming ash from the Redoubt volcano and he wants to make sure she isn't warned in time to escape with her 99 children, grandchildren and meth head in-laws.

skorpeo said...

honestly, i was really hoping jindall could provide much needed change to the republican party (i.e. make them more human, after the nightmare of rove/cheney/bush).

once again, i find myself disappointed....