It's quite amazing what the Democrats consider to be stimulus to our economy. As one economist put it, some things create work (which is finite) and other things create jobs. I hope the Senate Republicans grow a pair soon.By GEOFF EARLE Post Correspondent
ELECTRIC BUZZ: Hillary Clinton in 2005 rides the type of electric vehicle now earmarked in stimulus plan.
Last updated: 2:42 am
February 11, 2009
WASHINGTON - "Fore!"
The federal government is preparing to spend millions to purchase a fleet of small electric vehicles that critics compare to golf carts.
The $838 billion economic stimulus bill that passed the Senate yesterday contains $300 million for the government to purchase a fleet of "green" cars.
But the money won't just go to buy fuel-efficient hybrids such as the Ford Escape or Chevy Volt.
The cash also can be used to purchase "neighborhood electric vehicles."