What are those shovel-ready projects going to build? More highways to take up more cars to use up more gas to put us more in debt to oil-producing countries?
What we really need is more fast, efficient light rail transport. And more efficient buildings that use less energy.
It's not going to happen unless we make our voices heard locally. So write to your mayor, your governor, your state representatives. They are going to use the stimulus to get more votes, and yours is one of them.