Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Whither the "stimulus" package?

Many of my liberal/Democrat acquaintances argue that the public loves every bit of the "stimulus" package as it now stands. But public opinion polling is showing things moving in a bit of a different direction:

"A Gallup poll out Tuesday showed that a majority of Americans want Congress to either reject or make "major changes" to the economic stimulus package on Capitol Hill. The poll, conducted from Friday through Sunday, found that 75 percent of Americans want Congress to pass some version of the plan. But the survey reflected deepening doubts about the effectiveness of the programs and spending items currently being considered by federal lawmakers. Only 38 percent of those polled favored the existing stimulus proposal, down from a slight majority holding that view in the Jan. 28 Gallup survey."

Conservatives and Republicans need to keep pounding away at the boondoggles in this plan.