Skyler my friend, you obviously have no concept of the purpose of the bill. EVERY SINGLE one of these so-called "pork spending programs" will create jobs jobs jobs and improve infrastructure. Yes, in a way it is sad our country has come to this. But, apparently there are people in the country who believe capitalism is only for the big-shots. The american people are not allowed to use their imaginations anymore because a select few have monopolized the entire economic structure of or country in the name of "capitalism." Come on. You're better than that.First and foremost, the poster has subscribed to an economic fallacy called the Broken-window-fallacy. That fallacy demonstrates the essence of looking only at what is seen and ignoring what is not seen. For example, as per the broken window example, when a barber's window is broken by a young hooligan's rock-throwing, the town gathers and soon it is proposed that the window being broken is a good thing as it will create business for the window-glazier. As the window-glazier profits, he will buy a new suit, thus creating business for the tailor. An on and on the economy is thus stimulated. That is the seen. The unseen is what the barber would have done with the money had he not had to spend it on a new window. He could have bought a new suit, for example, and on and on, thus stimulating the economy.
The poster above says that the government will be creating jobs, jobs, and more jobs. What he ignores is first where the government gets it's resources (by pulling them from the market) and second what jobs those resources would have created had they been left in the market. Another fallacy thus committed by this poster is one that holds that the government knows how to spend taxpayer money better and more efficiently than the taxpayers themselves. This is absurd, as anyone can tell by considering the money in their own wallets, and who knows better how to spend it then either themselves or someone else. The government can't create wealth. It can merely shift it around, and destroy some of it in the process, thereby making society worse off than before.
What the government needs to do to really stimulate the economy is reduce the size and scope of itself. Let people and businesses keep more of their earnings, thereby creating the incentive to produce. What the anonymous poster says about people not being able to use their imaginations because a select few have monopolized our economic structure, is not something I'm able to respond to because I'm not sure what he/she means.