Get ready for 'Recovery Summer!'

Rick Moran
Sounds like a new Beach Boys number.

Vice President Joe Biden is in Big Sky, Mont., this weekend in preparation for "Recovery Summer" events at national parks early next week.Biden will visit Yellowstone and Grand Canyon National Parks on Monday and Tuesday. The parks have received $25 million in stimulus funding, and the vice president will tout the participation of more than 1,000 workers in the 17 construction and maintenance projects funded by the Recovery Act cash.

The White House said in a Saturday release that there are 800 stimulus projects under way at national parks this summer, more than eight times as many as last summer.

Not quite the dreamy "I Wish They All Could Be California Girls," and certainly lacking the outright fun of "Barbara Ann. Something more like "Fun, Fun, Fun till Obama takes your money away."  "Recovery Summer" evokes all sorts of images - admittedly, not all of them pleasant.

For instance; recovery for who? Where? With unemployment hovering near 10% and millions more giving up looking for work, I daresay in most places in America, the relentlessly upbeat message the administration is trying to sell is going over like the Stones at Altamont. People are tired of the propaganda and just want Obama to do the things that are necessary to get the economy out of the doldrums.

That simply isn't very likely as the Democrats have apparently decided to double down on failure and will look at more wasteful stimulus ideas for a grand "Son of Stimulus" to be unveiled later this summer.

Like all summer sequels, this one promises to be a dud.



Sounds like a new Beach Boys number.

Vice President Joe Biden is in Big Sky, Mont., this weekend in preparation for "Recovery Summer" events at national parks early next week.

Biden will visit Yellowstone and Grand Canyon National Parks on Monday and Tuesday. The parks have received $25 million in stimulus funding, and the vice president will tout the participation of more than 1,000 workers in the 17 construction and maintenance projects funded by the Recovery Act cash.

The White House said in a Saturday release that there are 800 stimulus projects under way at national parks this summer, more than eight times as many as last summer.

Not quite the dreamy "I Wish They All Could Be California Girls," and certainly lacking the outright fun of "Barbara Ann. Something more like "Fun, Fun, Fun till Obama takes your money away."  "Recovery Summer" evokes all sorts of images - admittedly, not all of them pleasant.

For instance; recovery for who? Where? With unemployment hovering near 10% and millions more giving up looking for work, I daresay in most places in America, the relentlessly upbeat message the administration is trying to sell is going over like the Stones at Altamont. People are tired of the propaganda and just want Obama to do the things that are necessary to get the economy out of the doldrums.

That simply isn't very likely as the Democrats have apparently decided to double down on failure and will look at more wasteful stimulus ideas for a grand "Son of Stimulus" to be unveiled later this summer.

Like all summer sequels, this one promises to be a dud.