The president is shoveling ___
P.S. He knew. Close to half the stimulus went to unions. And of the puny amount dedicated to actual infrastructure, he pandered to the unions too. Heritage: Infrastructure Stimulus Spending: Pandering to Organized Labor
More to the point, many now recognize that the $814 billion in spending authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009—which included $48.1 billion for transportation infrastructure—did little to spur the recovery and nothing to create new jobs.And now he's trying to pull a fast one again.
More. RCP video: Brooks: Obama Told Me "Shovel-Ready" Jobs Don't Exist Last Year