It would help if you weren't conflating terms as conservative can apply to more than Republicans on social and economic issues. Sorry to burst your bubble but any politico or political party is mostly concerned about being and staying in power, that is the nature of the game. Hence why we have "checks and balances" and are supposed to have a limited federal government.^^^
RCW, I agree that our infrastructure is a mess and we need to invest in mass transit. The WSJ editorial about the stimulus bill was complaining about the $1 billion for Amtrak. Uh, how many times have we bailed out the airlines? And trains carry more people and are more resourceful.
Exactly. It's ridiculous that the conservatives don't want to invest in mass transit. That tells me they are more concerned about being in power than in fixing our country, because any idiot knows that we NEED mass transit.
We also need birth control. I'm so sorry that Obama caved so quickly on that one. For some people, the only healthcare they get is their visit to Planned Parenthood for birth control. We need to do everything we can to get people medical care, especially in areas of sexual health and family planning.
No one is denying that people need birth control or quality medical care. But how do condoms for the poor in anyway stimulate the economy? I have a problem with the way bills are festooned with unrelated pork and policy. It was actually smart for Obama to remove it, it is not economic stimulus. And if Democrats want it, they can present again. They have at least 2 years to pass most anything they want.