In another taxpayer funded shopping spree, President George W. Bush signed the $286.4 billion highway bill today. I won't speculate too much as to whether he actually read the more than 1,000 page document he just signed -- I suppose it is easier to spend $286.4 billion of someone else's money without reading the fine print. I found a few passages from this story more interesting.
The setting for Bush's bill-signing ceremony and speech was a plant operated by Caterpillar Inc. ... which makes road-building equipment ...
President Bush's own words are even more telling,
"I'm here to sign the highway bill because I believe by signing this bill, when it's fully implemented, there's going to be more demand for the machines you [Caterpillar, Inc.] make here."
Interesting -- Caterpillar, Inc. never asked me for donations.