Patriotic Splurging

One evil act has spawned a million acts of kindness. But here in Washington it has spawned a hundred acts of greed as well. Lobbyists for planes, trains and automobiles, fast food, hotels and real estate have swarmed over the Capitol seeking a piece of the $75 billion stimulus package. Those with the best chance of scoring are those with the best chance of jogging consumer spending. The President favors consuming our way out of this slump as well, urging us to "go to Disney World" and eat high on the hog, as he did for the cameras at Morton's steak...

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