Columnist Ron Hart:
If you wonder why it makes no sense to embark upon these infrastructure projects that Obama is proposing, look no further than New Mexico's Governor Bill Richardson.
Obama took on a little more ethical taint recently when Bill Richardson had to remove himself from consideration as Commerce Secretary because of an investigation into his awarding of state contracts to donors. Apparently, Richardson thought what he did was too corrupt for a Cabinet confirmation, but not corrupt enough to step down as governor of his state. And that is my point.
We are getting ready to spend money that we do not have to pay off political cronies and unions in these "shovel ready projects" that we used to know as "pork."
They say there are no "pork earmarks" in the bill, but the whole bill is pork.