But Whatever Would We Spend the Money On?

As regular readers will know, one thing (among many…) that drove me nuts during the stimulus debate was the notion, endorsed by some technobrat pundits, that it’s really hard to figure out how to spend money on specific things. The short-version response to that nonsense, by way of Adam Gaffin:

The longer version, by me, is here.

To this day, I have no idea how supposedly smart people convinced themselves that state and local politicians would have difficulty spending money–something we still need to do to provide jobs and repair a decaying infrastructure.


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1 Response to But Whatever Would We Spend the Money On?

  1. anthrosciguy says:

    You got bridges falling down, or ready to? Fix them. You ever hit a pothole or a rough section of highway? Fix it.

    Not that hard.

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