George Packer at the New Yorker tells What the Debate Is Really About:
There’s a basic phoniness to the whole debate over the stimulus bill. Republicans are shouting about pork and debt; Democrats are insisting on jobs and more jobs. The truth is, no one can be sure how much spending or what kind of spending will pull the economy out of its downward spiral. The other truth is, one man’s pork is another’s beef. Until the day before yesterday, Republicans had nothing against massive deficit spending. Apparently, they oppose it only when it’s aimed at real problems and real needs.
Can somebody explain to me how Republicans can pretend they still have any credibility on economic issues?