Nope, this has just proven to me that it has always been about a veiled racism. They are only fiscally conservative when it comes to giving minorities any small amount help; otherwise, it is spend all the money you have (or don't have) and then blame the democrats when they are left to pick up the pieces.
And what's worse is that we sit back and take it. Enough of this "they go low we go high" crap. As usual, it takes The West Wing to get it right.
You understand that this is a bi-partisan deal, right? Both parties are taking huge piles of money to throw around. Republicans just arenít pretending anymore.
Completely. The Dems at least try to pay for it and don't hand it all back to the people who need it the least.
This is Congress, going out to dinner:
Ralph: We need to keep a strict budget. Just one drink, and the table can share an appetizer.
Donna: Ok, but then you canít have the porterhouse.
Ralph: Fine, but no side salads.
Ralph: Iíll have the shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, porterhouse, lobster, one each of the sides, and two pieces of cake.
Donna: Iíll have the same. And bring over a few rounds of margaritas.
Ralph: How are we paying for this?
Donna: I donít know. Letís put it on the credit card and we can figure it out later.
Ralph: Great! In the meantime, letís stiff the waiter, raid the kitchen to make sure no illegals are working in there, and cut back on the free ketsup and sugar packets that freeloaders take. Theyíre driving up prices.