The central idea of the stimulus plan, he said last week, is "to put Americans back to work doing the work America needs to be done." These are "not just any jobs"; there are "jobs that meet the needs we've neglected for far too long, jobs that lay the groundwork for long-term economic growth; jobs fixing our schools; computerizing medical records to save costs and save lives; jobs repairing our roads and our bridges and our levees; jobs investing in renewable energy to help us move towards energy independence." In other words, these are jobs that are totally worth doing on their own merits, because they will deliver benefits that exceed their costs. Regardless of the economy's condition, according to Obama, this money would be well spent.Which is to say, Democrats have just dressed up their pet projects in "stimulus" drag, so that if you criticize Project X or Project Y, you're "anti-recovery." And the media are too busy drooling all over Obama to notice the dishonesty of it all.
Bernie Sanders not impressed with the selection of Perez - Poor little communist Bernie Sanders. He got screwed out of the Democrat nomination by Hillary Clinton and her acolytes. Then
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