See if this doesn’t make your head spin:
“How,” asks the lady from CBS, “does $335 million in STD prevention stimulate the economy?”
“I’ll tell you how,” says Speaker Pelosi. “I’m a big believer in prevention. And we have, er, there is a part of the bill on the House side that is about prevention. It’s about it being less expensive to the states to do these measures.”
Mark Steyn goes on to say (sarcastically):
Makes a lot of sense. If we have more STD prevention, it will be safer for loose women to go into bars and pick up feckless men, thus stimulating the critical beer and nuts and jukebox industries. To do this, we need trillion-dollar deficits, which our children and grandchildren will have to pay off—but, with sufficient investment in prevention measures, there won’t be any children or grandchildren, so there’s that problem solved.
This is just one small example of the total lunacy that the “stimulus package” has become. It is not much more than a gigantic pork sandwich, stuffed with every liberal pipedream of the last 20 years! Yes, Democrats won the election and, thus, have the votes to pass anything they want. But don’t try to insult our collective intelligence by claiming that it will do anything to actually stimulate the economy!