I’d be curious to know if any of my colleagues disagree with me that Huckabee’s proposed solution of building more highways — whether it’s expanding I-95 or some other similar effort — instead of the rebate is a better approach than this rebate.
The choice isn’t between doing nothing and buying more highways or doing nothing and giving out rebates, the choice is between rebates or roads. And I keep trying to figure out why I’m wrong. But, while I’m against waste, fraud and abuse and all that, I’m not in fact against the federal government building infrastructure, when that infrastructure is needed. Boondoggles are bad. But it seems to me we really could use an expanded I-95. And since we really are all Keynsians now to a certain extent, it seems to me creating jobs through road-building and the like is better than giving “rebates” to people who haven’t even paid taxes. Or maybe I’m just tired.