What's the difference between Dennis Kozlowski and the U.S. Congress? Kozlowski (former Tyco CEO) only spent a couple hundred million. Congress is ready to spend 1,000 times as much as Kozlowski - on wasteful pet projects, many of which have nothing to do with transportation (I discussed the bill previously here
). The Senate is getting ready to pass a $295 billion transportation bill
- above Bush's limit by $11 billion.
President Bush has not yet vetoed a profligate spending bill, but he has threatened to do so if the transportation bill goes over the $284 passed by the House. Now is his chance to show the Senate his backbone and veto the bill. If he doesn't follow through, his words will be as meaningless as those of the U.N.