Friday, December 26, 2008

Dear China: We Don't Plan on Ever Paying You Back

That thought came to mind a couple days ago when I saw that "Retailers Want In on Stimulus Plan"in the WSJ.
Now we see that one of the richest communities in the world is nuzzling the teat in "Greenwich seeks a piece of the stimulus pie":

It didn't exactly amount to the three wise men bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, but a trio of Greenwich politicians held formal talks on Christmas Eve to discuss the town's strategy for getting a piece of an anticipated $700 billion economic stimulus package for infrastructure projects.

First Selectman Peter Tesei hosted U.S. Rep.-elect Jim Himes, D-Conn., and state Rep.-elect Alfred Camillo, R-151st District, Wednesday morning in his office at Town Hall to go over a list of preliminary projects that might qualify for federal funding under the stimulus package proposed by President-elect Barack Obama.

The three were joined by a contingent of municipal department heads as well as Selectman Lin Lavery and Frank Farricker of the Planning and Zoning Commission.

On the table was the list of $38.4 million in "shovel-ready" projects that officials said includes everything from road repaving and drainage improvements to bridge repairs and the construction of a new town animal shelter.

"Time is of the essence here. Our economy is getting no better. We all need to be prepared to act responsibly, but quickly," Himes said in an interview after the meeting....

From Greenwich Time, HT: I've forgotten, I'll link later