Economic Stimulus Plan.
As a lifelong Democrat, I've never been entirely opposed to big spending by the federal government. I admit, however, that the close-to-a-trillion-dollar stimulus plan due to be signed into law tomorrow gives me pause.
Because I'm not sure that it's stimulative. I'd rather it just be called the "big government spending bill." That way, it's honest and I can get behind it. I do, after all, agree with much of it - even if it doesn't stimulate.
As it stands, I can only pretend that it will stimulate the economy while knowing that much of it won't, and I feel like I'm telling a half-truth when I talk about a stimulus plan.
Oh - did I mention that I like Arlen Specter?