An anonymous commenter made an excellent observation about the porkulus plan.
If all it took to "stimulate" an economy was high taxes and lots of government spending, why isn't California kicking ass right now? Especially since that state is so hell bent on spending on "green" technologies and such.
Here's what we know. The more "progressive" your politics, the crappier your area is to live in. You need look no further than every city, state, school district across this country.
No the entire nation gets to live the "progressive" malaise.