You’d think Buddy Longen had enough to do running his two Bruegger’s Bagels bakeries in Hudson and Eagan, Minn. But each Tuesday evening he meets with a handful of men recovering from addictions to share a meal, study the Bible and be their friend.
Rep. Ron Kind recently explained his vote in support for HR 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. After explaining his reasons, he states near the end: “Finally, this package includes the accountability and transparency that was missing during the Bush administration.”
By the time this hits the Star-Observer editorial page, we will know if the $819 billion ($1 trillion with interest) stimulus package (or pork-ulus package) has passed in the Senate. Here are just a few of the non-job-creating expenditures Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s spending bill has been weighted down with:
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