Thursday, March 19, 2009
Remember the stimulus bill?
Pres BO is presenting a little bit of "incompetence" or disarray.
Remember the "stimulus" program that had to be signed into law immediately?
AP is reporting that the states are still waiting for the rules:
"President Barack Obama wants governors to hurry up and begin building bridges and schools to revive the economy.
His administration is learning that spending $787 billion as quickly and transparently as promised is no easy task.
States wanting desperately to tap into the new money are having trouble keeping track of the application deadlines and requirements in the 400-page stimulus bill. Governors must sign pledges saying they'll spend the money appropriately, but the administration is still figuring out what the rules are.
"Well, that's kind of scary," said Richard Eckstrom, South Carolina's comptroller general."
It sure smells like confusion mixed with some credibility problems over at the Obama White House!