Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Stimulus we can believe in, courtesy of the U.S. Senate:
'...Buried in the Senate version of the economic recovery plan — despite the "heroic" efforts of Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), and other centrists to "fry the bacon" — is an allocation of $1 Billion to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) for “weapons activities.”...'
Appropriation here. I can think of few things more stimulating than nuclear bombs. If you're a Cylon. If you instead are trying to stimulate an economy, then building schools will most certainly lead to more job creation, to say nothing of block grants to states in financial straitjackets.
Of course, World War II is, by popular myth and story, the reason we got out of the Great Depression, so what do I know? Think of all those rebuilding opportunities on Caprica. Maybe we could nuke each other; or maybe the Moon.