No one quite knows the full contents of the proposal, which is emerging in two and three hundred billion dollar dribs and drabs. But according to Tim Carney, the House Democrats’ $825 billion package will contain an absolute prohibition against building casinos, aquariums, zoos, golf courses and swimming pools. This is a reaction to Republican efforts to embarrass Democratic members of Congress like Senate majority leader Harry Reid. He wanted to appropriate taxpayer dollars for a Las Vegas museum on organized crime.
Aren’t these “shovel ready” projects that would create jobs and push money into the economy right away?