I do not support any stimulus spending bills. They are pork trains that will not create long term jobs nor return on investment. Also, I do not believe you are factoring in maintenance costs on the things created, which will only add to our spending woes in the future.
I’m sure your head dances with ideas of what you could tack on for Utah. But that is a bad bargain, since 49 other states play the same game.
Assuming a stimulus is desired, then the right course is a payroll tax holiday. It can be done quickly, stopped quickly, and the effects are immediate.
A 3 month payroll tax holiday combined with immediate and long term reduction of the upper income tax rates would stimulate the economy into overdrive and also have the side-benefit of reducing the role of government.
In other notes to you, and in my public writings, I’ve said I think you lost your soul to the DC system. Prove me wrong. Do the right thing. Don’t just do what a caricature of a Congressman would do.
St. George, UT