What Rahm is saying is that now that we're in a crisis and Democrats have such a great majority, they can convince people to spend nearly a trillion dollars on things they couldn't get passed before. This is an opportunity to pay back left-wing friends and help ensure another victory in 2012.
I am so upset that my hard-earned money is going to all the crap in this bill.
"President Obama's economic recovery package will actually hurt the economy more in the long run than if he were to do nothing, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday. CBO, the official scorekeepers for legislation, said the House and Senate bills will help in the short term but result in so much government debt that within a few years they would crowd out private investment, actually leading to a lower Gross Domestic Product over the next 10 years than if the government had done nothing."
*Another great article.