The White House has embraced congressional Democrats’ economic stimulus bill and pooh-poohed Republican objections to excessive spending in it, Christina Bellantoni and S.A. Miller are reporting.
A White House spokesman noted that excessive spending in the $885 billion legislation adds up to $699 million, or about “seven-hundredths of one percent.” That’s chump change in Washington.
I wish Washington would send a little of that chump change my way once in a while. I’d be glad to take seven-hundredths of one percent of it. That would be about $483,000, if my math is correct. That’s change I can believe in.
The thing about chump change in Washington is that it’s always the taxpayers who are the chumps paying the change.