HolyCoast: Economic Quote of the Day

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Economic Quote of the Day

The left is telling us how great massive government spending is, and the thing they keep pointing to (must be a in a DNC talking point) is Hoover Dam and all the benefits that have come from that.  George Will had a thought on ABC's This Week:
You referred to the Hoover Dam, great achievement of the '30s. You couldn't build the Hoover Dam today because they'd discover a snail darter in the Colorado River and would stop it.
Exactly.

A non-government item that comes to mind from the 30's is the Empire State Building. The whole thing went up in 18 months. The 9/11 attacks were almost 10 years ago and we still don't have completed buildings at Ground Zero. You couldn't build another Empire State Building in 18 months today - just getting through all the regulatory hurdles and environmental impact statements would probably take five years all by themselves.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

Won't need a snail darter. There are many different shades of green amongst the greenies, and they will be firing at each other on differing grounds.