I had thought the Stimulus Bill was worthless, and this just confirms it:
The voters’ message is getting through, not only in settling the fights for the Republican and Democratic nominations but in changing the mind-set of Washington.
The clearest evidence of the change is what happened last week on the economic stimulus bill. A week ahead of their self-imposed deadline, the House and Senate, by overwhelming votes, sent to President Bush almost exactly the kind of relief measure he had sought for the staggering economy.***
As one example of the turnabout that has taken place, consider the comments of House Minority Leader John Boehner just before the 380-to-34 vote to approve Senate amendments and send the bill to the president.
Using Broderian logic, this means the bill was good because it was overwhelmingly supported. By my logic, that being that anything Broder supports is bad, the bill must suck.