Here's how McClatchy's David Lightman describes the bloated "stimulus package": "... the House of Representatives passed an $819 billion economic stimulus package designed to create millions of jobs quickly and give consumers more money to spend..."
Yeah, right. Lightman can always be counted on to give readers the Obama spin without the kind of scrutiny that was applied to Obama's predecessor.
(A couple of questions for Lightman: Exactly how does $335 million in STD prevention stimulate the economy? And what about the $4.19 billion for "neighborhood stabilization activities"? Skeptics say the Dem's voter registration group, ACORN, could get millions of dollars to expand partisan activities. How does that stimulate the economy or "create millions of jobs quickly"? And don't get me started on the $83 billion in earned income tax credits for people who don't pay taxes -- the Dems call those "tax cuts" even though the target group doesn't pay federal taxes.)
Mark Steyn nails it:
The rules in this new “post-partisan” era are pretty simple: If the Democratic Party wants it, it’s “stimulus.” If the Republican Party opposes it, it’s “politics” – as in headlines like this: “Obama Urges GOP To Keep Politics To A Minimum On Stimulus.”.