Sunday, August 22, 2010

Shovel Ready

Remember when the Stimulus was being sold as funding for "shovel ready" projects that would provide an immediate shock of employment to a failing economy?

Eighteen months and several bonus percentage points of unemployment later, the Stimulus-funded project pictured above, to carry reclaimed water to lawns and greenways in my area, is now starting in my little town. Shovel ready, indeed.

You learn to live with the color brown rather than green when it comes to scenery here in Southern California. And I miss green, not being from here originally. But I much prefer the color brown to the color red, as in ink, and would gladly give up this local project so that money could be applied against the deficit instead.