. $600 million + to buy new cars when the Feds already spend $3 billion a year on its fleet of 600,000 vehicles.
. $7 billion for modernizing federal buildings and facilities.
This is the result of turning the Democrats loose after years of frustration during the years of my dad's presidency, George W. Bush's four years in the White House, Republican control of Congress from 1992 to 2006, and George Bush 43's presidency, when they couldn't fund their wildest dreams.
All of the crazy stuff they once couldn't get passed is now in the pipeline, starting with the stimulus package. What's interesting here is the question of exactly where Barack Obama stands on all of this Democratic squandermania.
When he spoke with the Republican leadership on Tuesday, it was obvious he hadn't the vaguest idea of what's included in that $825 billion stimulus package. Yet he's the one who is going to have to scramble to find ways to borrow all that money to pay for the items in the bill.
According to House Minority Leader John Boehner, the president was learning some of what is in the package at the same time Republicans are learning about its provisions.
My question is if when Obama sees all of the gaudy stuff in the bill, will he rear up on his hind legs and veto the thing?
If he doesn't, he will be acknowledging that the real power lies in the hands of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, a couple of whackos, and for the next four years he'll be doing their bidding.