Monday, January 5, 2009


Today I'm hearing lists of pork buried in a legislative draft for a federal stimulus package that will await the new administration. Things like tennis courts, snow making machines, golf courses; you name it. Even if government money for such projects could make jobs temporarily for some, it's little more than a bandaid approach. What we need is not another spending spree, but basics and necessities... infrastructure work, carefully supervised and done. Our aging, failing sewer and water systems, highways, bridges, railroad systems... all these things will really mean something to the future. And if we're going to mortgage the future for our children and grandchildren, infrastructure improvement is something that could benefit them in their lifetime.
At least... according to R.A.T. (Rose Around Town)