The Economic Recovery Bill is getting better in the Senate but it still fails the good bill test. Still, there is too much in the bill that doesnt have to do with economic recovery, will grow government unwisely and doesnt do enough for future generations of Americans that will be paying the $800 billion price tag for this piece of legislation. More moderate Democrats and moderate Republicans have to step up here and stand out from their caucuses and follow their conscience on this bill. The funding for No Child Left Behind, Higher Education Assistance and the like doesnt belong in this bill, from a doing the right thing standpoint it has nothing whatsoever to do with economic recovery. Especially, in light of the meager, and in light of the initial promises of this bill deceptive, spending on infrastructure spending in this bill. This bill was sold to the American people as if it was going to imitate the government spending behind the creation of the federal highway system in America in the 1950s, what a joke. Experts tell us the public spending on bridges and highways with this bill this year will be underwhelming, that is, it will be below prior years spending considering state and local cuts. Our children and their children and their childrens children will be paying the glacial size off the chart size price tag of this bill at least our present leaders could provide a significant expanse in the nations infrastructure system to justify this to them. Furthermore, America is going to need stimulus further than two years out, the economy has shed three million jobs since the beginning of 2008 types of jobs that wont be easily replaced, infrastructure spending can give the country that long-term lift. To Republicans, America doesnt want to hear your broken record about only tax cuts, especially ones that favor the wealthy and big businesses and rely on this idiotic trickle down economic theory. Nor does America want to hear that youll only accept stimulus that gets injected into the economy within two years its stupid it defies common sense and proves unequivocally Republicans are playing politics with this bill. Republicans have to delve into this bill and cut out the fat, the non-economic recovery spending, the spending that will just bloat the government and the spending that wont survive a good cost benefit analysis test. America needs its Senators putting partisan matters aside and working together and letting the merits of the issues guide their actions.