While stimulus measures tend to be more of a political than economic benefit this one puts more money into buying new art than tax incentives to help small businesses invest in new computers equipment and machines. Even the much touted investment in roads and highway infrastructure is a mere 3.5 percent of the total bill. School construction is also being touted as a major benefit but only $14 billion of the $100 billion in education spending is for building new elementary and secondary schools — which is a state and local responsibility anyway.
--By U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady